[e2e] P2P Streaming alternatives??

David P. Reed dpreed at reed.com
Wed Jun 4 13:32:41 PDT 2008

Brough, some of these solutions are hybrids.  P2P among "peer servers" 
near the edge, and P2P among clients supported by the servers.   That 
makes it a bit less unstable, and also friendlier to access network 
providers, if the access networks support local-local communications 
capacity that exceeds backbone uplink capacity.

brough.35790502 at bloglines.com wrote:
> I don't think the "technical challenges...are too high."  There have been
> P2P streaming TV systems running in China at least since 2004 (www.pplive.com
> & www.pps.tv) and Joost has been running (since late 2006) a hybrid network
> with long tail content served from central systems and popular content served
> from peers.  There's a good presentation of the Joost network architecture
> here:
>   http://www.uknof.org/uknof7/MacCarthaigh-Joost.pdf
> Thanks,
> Brough
> Turner

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