Most streaming platforms, whether it is sports or movies, normally connect several CDNs to be sure of the quality of delivery, or hope for that. As a matter of fact, if a broadcaster attracts another CDN or upgrades the existing network of servers, leads to high costs. Even when the broadcasting quality is a business priority, often multiple CDN providers can't guarantee the best service. Therefore there is a growing demand for new digital solutions.
We at Teleport Media face the objection about having 3–4 CDNs and the way our technology would work together with them. So we came up to the point how your business may benefit from Teleport Media WebRTC Live Streaming implicated on top of existing CDNs as an optional tool as well as along with them.
First, CDNs are centralized. By nature, they are limited in their delivery capacity. Teleport Media plays a different role in the delivery ecosystem. Unlike CDN, Teleport Media provides several times more broadcast delivery sources, from which the viewers' player selects the best. Thus, there is no need for the remaining backup CDNs any more.
Our traction during the broadcast of FIFA World Cup 2018 gives us the confidence to support this model. At audiences of several million concurrent viewers on the same site and with several CDN suppliers, including Akamai, Teleport Media utilized more than 65% of all bandwidth, not only without compromising quality but also significantly increased the share of heavy bitrates in the consumption structure.
In this case, it is fair to say that on top of CDN, Teleport Media is the only backup provider and will undertake peak traffic of any volume. Along with the amount of traffic growth the quality issue arises. To maintain the quality level, we've implemented the following techniques: