Internet not meant for IPTV ?

August 14, 2007

“Internet has not been designed for viewing videos” according to Mary Turner from Tiscali in the Financial Times. The British public tv station BBC has received a warning from English broadband carriers that the BBC’s new iPlayer is putting too much strain on their network. The carriers treathen to block iPlayer unless the BBC will start paying for the bandwidth used.

Though streaming videos are not the greatest bandwidth-eaters. According to research by CacheLogic (2007) it is peer-to-peer transfers that are responsible for over 60% of all bandwidth consumption.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/f3428cd4-48fb-11dc-b326-0000779fd2ac.html

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Joost selects Level 3 for IPtv bandwidth

July 25, 2007

Level 3 Communications’ European Markets Group today announced that it has been selected by JoostTM to support its broadcast-quality Internet television service. Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will provide Joost with network solutions including high speed Internet access and colocation services in North America and Europe. Read the rest of this entry »