Everyone Is Streaming. Can the Infrastructure Handle It?
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Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 10:00am (PST)
This webinar will address (or addressed) the following:
- What kind of impacts are we seeing on the streaming infrastructure because of COVID-19? What have we learned about traffic patterns, congestion, etc.? Have mobile networks seen less video?
- Which streaming systems are really feeling the pinch with the sustained traffic? What are the broader implications (maybe increased I/O for servers) that nobody could have foreseen?
- Did we see a noticeable drop in QoE? And, if so, where did we see the problems stemming from? ISP? CDN? Geographies?
- Do we see netflix Open connect architecture more resilient to surge of traffic vs classical CDN? Are there architectural changes that can, or should, happen to improve delivery of high-bandwidth streaming content? In other words, have we been doing it right?
- What about the decision by the EU to ask Netflix and YouTube to reduce their streaming to SD during the crisis? Was this a meaningless gesture or did it have a meaningful impact on congestion in Europe?
- If Multicast ABR could be a panacea to network congestion, what are the issues holding back widespread deployment and adoption?
- The industry has been looking to better video compression as a solution to high-quality at low bandwidth for quite some time. Yet the codec wars still rage on. Does the current situation accelerate the need to settle on a standard?
- How is everyone dealing with monitoring and managing the streaming infrastructure now that everyone is at home? What has the current situation exposed, if anything, of the challenges of monitoring end-to-end?
- Let’s talk about delivery protocols. Would protocols other than HTTP enable streaming to support more concurrency at higher bitrates? RTMP? RTSP? SRT? Or are there ways to make HTTP better?
- What we are experiencing now in terms of traffic is probably a glimpse into the future of streaming. So, are there downstream technologies which delivery participants can implement (Open Caches in the operator network, P2P distribution support, etc.) to alleviate congestion?
- What has SVA done and is working on in order to improve streaming at scale?
- What piece of advice would you give to your six-month younger selves knowing what you know now?
Moderated by Jason Thibeault
Jason Thibeault is the Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance, a global association of companies collaborating to solve critical challenges in delivering a better streaming video experience and increasing adoption. Prior to this role, Jason spent eight years at Limelight Networks, a leading CDN, where he held several roles including product manager and marketing strategist. Jason is an inventor on multiple technical patents in the streaming industry and a proven entrepreneur. He is also a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine.You can connect with Jason on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter.
About the Streaming Video Alliance
The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the Alliance is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 75 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings. You can find out more about membership here.