This case study introduces a new model in providing carrier-grade content delivery services for Video Service Providers. Using China Mobile’s edge compute infrastructure together with NKN’s distributed micro hosting software, the solution was able to meet all of the technical hurdles in commercial content delivery services for one of the largest Video Service Providers in China.
This solution also showcases the ability for Mobile Operators to create new revenue streams by offering edge infrastructure and idle resources to a new breed of edge applications that rival or even better the performance of large centralised data centre solutions. As 5G and Edge Compute infrastructure continue to be deployed and video is increasingly consumed by mobile, Video Service Providers should consider moving toward a more distributed edge content delivery solution for performance and lower cost.
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The GSM Association (commonly referred to as ‘the GSMA’ or Global System for Mobile Communications, originally Groupe Spécial Mobile) is an industry organisation that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. More than 750 mobile operators are full GSMA members and a further 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem are associate members. The GSMA represents its members via industry programmes, working groups and industry advocacy initiatives.
About GSMA Future Networks
New opportunities created by the transformative capabilities of 5G and IP Services are inspiring Operators to deploy innovative technologies and develop new commercial principles to deliver network economic optimisation.
Directed by 21 leading operators, the GSMA Future Networks Programme guides the industry to meet emerging consumer and business demands with innovations in Network Slicing, Operator Cloud Platform Interoperability and Open Networking.
NKN is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. We use economic incentives to motivate Internet users to share network connection and utilize unused bandwidth. NKN’s open, efficient, and robust networking infrastructure enables application developers to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.