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P2P finally breaks mainstream as Liberty embraces Teltoo

Peer to peer (P2P) networking just received its largest endorsement to date and what is probably the technology’s ticket into the mainstream. Liberty Global has deployed decentralized P2P software from start-up Teltoo, a graduate from the Liberty Global-funded Techstars program, to optimize existing CDN infrastructure from Akamai and Velocix. While this specialized and widely vilified technology is unlikely to usurp the CDN as we know it anytime soon, the fact that operators are beginning to acknowledge the low latency opportunities possible with P2P CDNs will send disruptive ripples right through the network. Promising to offload as much as 85% of CDN usage is an astonishingly high figure that we struggle to see Teltoo achieving particularly in major deployments. Teltoo will…

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