Creation of a unified delivery network for content distribution

Ericsson establishes ecosystem with service providers

According to Ericsson's latest Mobility Report, networks are suffering from increased strain as OTT and video becomes an ever-more dominating force in network traffic, with an expected growth of 55 percent each year through to 2021. In response to this, the company is creating its Unified Delivery Network (UDN) as an ecosystem in partnership with several global service providers including Hutchison, Telstra, AIS, and Vodafone. The solution connects content providers with the last mile reach of service providers for content delivery.

Source: Ericsson

Content providers Brightcove, DailyMotion, EchoStar, Deluxe, LeTV, QuickPlay, a global provider of cloud services for video, have elected to partner with Ericsson in establishing UDN successfully to the market. Through addressing the needs of both service providers and content providers, this global content distribution network (G-CDN) ecosystem enables and aggregates network capabilities into the public domain, allowing services to be optimized and scaling the delivery of over-the-top (OTT) services and high quality video content. Ericsson and its global service provider partners will work collaboratively to deliver enhanced business and customer values by harnessing the following agile services and capabilities enabled by the Unified Delivery Network:

With the last mile edge delivery, content providers are equipped to optimize services and scale the delivery of high quality content and advanced services including 4K, Ultra High Definition, gaming and virtual reality.

In addition, with a content peering partnership, the collective members of the Unified Delivery Network have a full global reach for content delivery and value-add services to keep pace with the number of growing viewers, gamers and data surge with the rise of broadband connectivity and mobility.

Insights into drivers of revenue such as campaign performance and user engagement from operators enable the Unified Delivery Network to offer hyper-targeted content offerings and advertising, leading to highly personalized viewing experiences and greater business opportunities.

Content providers can add services through the service provider's networks at any given time, enabling rapid innovation, cost savings, and faster time to market for new services.