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Alcatel-Lucent CDN tech selected by Wind

Alcatel-Lucent is to provide Italy’s Wind Telecomunicazioni with content delivery network (CDN) technology to support the launch of new video and TV services for its fixed and mobile subscribers.

The provision of Alcatel-Lucent’s Velocix Content Delivery Network platform will enable Wind’s customers to manage video traffic on its network, providing an optimised experience for customers regardless of the device they use to access content.

With the delivery of video content rapidly moving from traditional ‘broadcasting’ to content delivered to individuals via a variety of screens and devices, Alcatel-Lucent’s industrial research arm Bell Labs estimates that online video consumption will have increased twelvefold by 2020, placing considerable strain on fixed and mobile networks. As such, the Velocix platform will provide Wind with the efficiency and agility to manage video traffic as its network grows to accommodate additional demand.

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