Latency is a big issue, particularly for live sports streaming: watching the match can get frustrating when your neighbours cheer 10 seconds before you see the goal.
We’re raising the bar and lowering latency in 2022 and are thrilled to demonstrate a mere three seconds glass-to-glass latency in our unicast stream.
This is actually BETTER than broadcast television, where glass-to-glass latency is often touted as being “negligible”, but in fact is not. Broadcast latency seldomly gets below 5 seconds, and it can be as high as 10!
In this first proof-of-concept set-up, we’re streaming from home, over the open internet, receiving it on a Copenhagen Testbed platform through various routes, before it finally plays on different devices, as you can see in the video. We’ve accomplished this by creatively using the QUIC protocol – more to come on this topic in a separate post.
And it gets even better: we’re using multicast! And because we have IP-enabled our broadcast platform as announced earlier this year, we can low latency unicast, we can low latency multicast, and we can low latency broadcast your signal to any number of users on any network at any scale!
If you want to know more about low latency streaming and how we can improve your business, then please get in touch [email protected]
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