By Sarit Zeidner,
The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have come to an end and the live streaming statistics are overwhelming.
As predicted by many the demand for live streaming was higher than ever during the 2016 Olympic Games. In Brazil we detected the live-streaming reached its peak during the Brazil-Germany football final as masses of people were doing so over various operators networks.
UBLive solves the problem of sudden, live-streaming spikes, enabling network operators to cope by delivering high-quality content in close proximity to consumers. Instead of numerous, simultaneous video streams traversing the network from the originating point to the network edge, UBLive cuts the number of streams and distributes the video locally. The network avoids overwhelming bandwidth-demand spikes while subscribers enjoy an uninterrupted viewing experience.
During the games, UBLive achieved a record 450% live cache productivity rating, meaning that it delivered 4.5 times more outgoing traffic to subscribers than incoming traffic from the network. At peak times, UBLive eliminated severe spikes, reducing network traffic by several Gbps.
The enormous volume of live-streaming, especially during the football finals, would have put an unthinkable strain on any operators' network, as we see it, there is virtually no communication service provider immune from unpredictable live-streaming spikes. Our UBLive saves the day by satisfying subscriber demand for streaming while rescuing networks from bandwidth overload.
Data from Brazilian mobile operator (PeerApp Insight Analytics system)