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Sky deploys Nokia’s Velocix CDN

Nokia has announced that its Velocix Content Delivery Network (CDN) has been deployed by Sky. The alliance enhances Sky’s high-speed video and data services for the company’s millions of UK customers.

Deployment of the Nokia Velocix CDN allows Sky to temporarily cache content closer to customers in localised cloud data centres to reduce transportation costs and improve the customer experience.

Mohamed Hammady, UK Chief Technology Officer, Sky said: “Nokia is a trusted partner of Sky. Using Nokia’s Velocix CDN, we have greater traffic visibility in the network, allowing us to regain control of managing the network capacity. Deploying the solution deep in the network also ensures we can manage delivery more effectively to improve performance and the customer experience. The introduction of Velocix CDN to support growth of our video on demand services was seamless.”

Paul Larbey, head of Nokia’s IP Video business, added: “The Sky project represents a milestone for Nokia as it’s the first deployment for a nationwide broadcaster and builds on Nokia’s number one position in the service provider CDN market. It shows that our Velocix CDN – which delivers high-quality programming – aligns with the needs of broadcasters and content providers in addition to those of IPTV and cable operators. Our innovative IP video portfolio will help Sky manage traffic more cost-effectively and efficiently.”

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