French CANAL+ Selects Cisco CDN to Enhance Capacity and User Experience

French CANAL+ Selects Cisco CDN to Enhance Capacity and User Experience Image Credit: Ericsson

Cisco announced that CANAL+, French premium TV channel has strategically chosen to base its new Content Delivery Network (CDN) on the Cisco NCS 5516 Series platform, using Cisco IOS XR software.

Technology disruption within the media market is rapid, with network requirements and expectations changing quickly. End-users are expecting to obtain more and more content with zero delay. Companies like CANAL+ need to adopt technology that will allow them to be more flexible and agile in the way they create and distribute that content.

This new CDN infrastructure is providing CANAL+ with significant benefits:

 - Enhanced Capacity to handle projected traffic growth driven by increasing content consumption.

 - Optimum Resilience to protect CANAL+ critical services against any faults within the core and at the network edge. Simplicity with a network straightforward to implement, easy to understand and easy to maintain.

 - Openness with a network grounded on open standards to ensure maximum interoperability between equipment vendors.

As the highest traffic peak recorded by CANAL+ last year was 500Gb/s, the new CDN has been designed to deliver 1Tb/s + on day one. It will be supported by twin POPs to deliver both live and on-demand content. 

Benoit Chemin, Network Architect, CANAL+
We needed a future-proof CDN network architecture to not only handle strong traffic growth but also to increase customer satisfaction by providing highly resilient services.

Sumeet Arora, SVP for Service Provider Networking, Cisco
We are always delighted to collaborate with industry leaders and are confident that the NCS 5516 platform will help CANAL+ deliver awesome experiences to their customers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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