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Kaltura helps Akamai give mobile networks more breathing space

US OTT vendor Kaltura has struck an extension deal with CDN giant Akamai this week which looks like the first partner integration for Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery service. The technology provides mobile network operators (MNOs) with a method for increasing network capacity as well as offering OTT video opportunities, by storing cached content on devices for offline viewing. Offline viewing may seem like a move by Akamai against its own best interests, as more traffic traveling over its CDNs results in more business for the company and drives pricing up. However, perhaps this a hint that even the world’s largest CDN provider is preparing for unprecedented levels of traffic on its network in the future – and catering for offline…

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