Tata Communication has invested $11.5 million in convertible debt in BitGravity, US based CDN (Content Delivery Network) for interactive broadcasting.
Tata struck a partnership deal with BitGravity in March, 2008 and now offers the global CDN service on a single ASN global IP network throughout Europe, Asia, North America and India.
Tata Communications’ next-generation CDN service, powered by BitGravity’s technology, delivers the highest performance and reliability in the industry while providing immediate access to content, including High-Definition Video, without delay or jitter, and the highest levels of throughput for end users. Fast forwarding, cache clearing, resolution switching and rate throttling are just a few of the features that enable customers to build a robust and engaging application into a Flash Player [source]
Increasing demand for Videos is forcing carriers to get into strategic partnerships with CDN providers and even RCom has signed an alliance with Internap Network Services to launch a CDN.
Airtel is the only carrier left – is there an alliance in making? (maybe with Akamai?)
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