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Edgeware claims agnostic CDN first, lines up Conviva in crosshairs

Multi-CDN strategies are increasingly popular mechanisms for saving bandwidth and increasing video QoE, particularly in telco circles, which in turn has seen the rise of intelligent CDN switching techniques. Load balancing is by no means a new phenomenon, which is why the launch of a new service from Swedish vendor Edgeware called StreamPilot raised some eyebrows – claiming the industry’s first multi-CDN control kit agnostic of client, media format or CDN. CDN technologies today are typically either client-based, DNS-based or manifest-based, and a drawback is that proprietary CDN functions do not work in multi-CDN environments. So, by controlling every session between the client and CDN, StreamPilot promises solid QoE as well as the allure of additional monetization capabilities. In conversation…

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