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Building a Private CDN for video delivery – Frost and Sullivan

Higher quality TV adoption, such as 4K viewing, will strengthen the case for a self-built TV CDN, as increasing bit-rates increase third party CDN service costs and make high quality delivery even more challenging.

“….as content volumes grow, the cost of owning and operating a private CDN begins to look more attractive than pay-as-you-go…”

Frost & Sullivan draws up a list of questions that can help.  If you answer “yes” to more than two of these, you should seriously evaluate the option of a self-built or private TV CDN.


  • Do your concurrent viewers routinely exceed 50,000 in number?
  • Is your traffic volume predictable, with few sudden spikes?


  • Is your audience densely packed or geographically concentrated (v/s sparsely scattered across disparate regions)?
  • Is your audience located in regions where commercial CDN traffic costs are high and/or bargaining power is low?


  • Is TVE/OTT a critical part of your viewer engagement strategy?
  • Do you offer on-demand HD and 4K content?

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