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iStream uses Akamai's solutions to boost its video delivery

MUMBAI: iStream, an online provider of live and on-demand Indian video content, is using Akamai‘s Sola Media Solutions to securely deliver a broad range of programming to audiences around the world.


iStream is leveraging Akamai‘s Sola Sphere media delivery service to provide more than 40 channels of premium and free Indian-focused news and entertainment across a vast and varied landscape of connected devices.


By partnering with Akamai, iStream gains the flexibility to focus on curating its multi-lingual content with the confidence that it will be delivered seamlessly across any device or platform, ensuring engaging viewing experiences for its diverse audience. In addition to high QoS for its viewers, Akamai provides iStream numerous benefits, including a 50 per cent increase in page load times, significant infrastructure savings and secure content delivery.


"Akamai‘s ability to accelerate and optimize the video content, secure it, provide the same level of superior performance and high-quality experience to our users wherever they are, whatever platforms and devices they are using is key to iStream‘s success," said iStream associate director of product marketing Swapnil Deopurkar. "With Akamai, iStream is significantly expanding the amount of content we are offering and streaming without making costly investments in additional infrastructure."


"iStream and Akamai are working together to provide users with the best possible streaming experience across all the connected devices," said Akamai country manager for India Rahul Arora.


Akamai Sola Media Solutions form a cloud-based technology platform for live and on-demand video streaming that scales on-demand to support the largest online events by managing millions of simultaneous streams. Supported by the Akamai Intelligent Platform, Sola Media Solutions enable the economic online distribution of content to the broadest possible array of devices, delivering rich, high-definition quality video to any device at broadcast-size audiences.

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