29 Sep 2010

Specialised system being built for online videos

7:42 am on 29 September 2010

Orcon is hoping to tap into a growing appetite among internet users for online videos, by building a specialised nationwide content system.

The telecommunications firm is installing special servers within Kordia's nationwide network, to store and stream data.

Orcon head of wholesale Charlie Boyd says the system will keep online content closer to internet users, and improve data quality and reduce costs.

Mr Boyd says Sky will be the first to use the content delivery network (CDN), when it launches an online television service, iSky, later this year.