Velocix Set to 'Cache In'

LOS ANGELES -- Contentonomics -- Velocix is in the process of installing caching infrastructure in U.S. and U.K. Internet service providers, but CMO John Dillon says Net neutrality concerns are keeping his company from being able to publicly announce the deals.

In a panel discussion at Contentonomics yesterday, Dillon said that Velocix had three pilot programs underway to proactively deal with the issue of network congestion due to the rapid proliferation of streaming video. While Dillon did not name the partners in question, he said the projects included one with a U.S. ISP and another with a broadcaster and three ISPs in the U.K.

By installing caching devices in ISP networks, Velocix could accelerate the delivery of video content to the end user, while reducing network congestion and allowing ISPs to cash in on the delivery of that content. By providing guaranteed quality-of-service for video content, ISPs could potentially enable new services and gain additional revenues by claiming a spot in the broadband video value chain.

So what's the holdup?

Find out, at Contentinople.

— Ryan Lawler, Senior Editor, Contentinople

materialgirl 12/5/2012 | 3:30:05 PM
re: Velocix Set to 'Cache In' Edge servers that cache content at ISPs. How is this different than AKAM?
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