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Re: Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?
On Tue, 09 Jan 2007 11:29:32 EST, Gian Constantine said: > If you considered my previous posts, you would know I agree streaming > is scary on a large scale, but unicast streaming is what I reference. > Multicast streaming is the real solution. Ultimately, a global > multicast network is the only way to deliver these services to a > large market. Multicast streaming may be a big win when you're only streaming the top 5 or 10 networks (for some value of 5 or 10). What's the performance characteristics if you have 300K customers, and at any given time, 10% are watching something from the "long tail" - what's the difference between handling 30K unicast streams, and 30K multicast streams that each have only one or at most 2-3 viewers?