Resilient service quality in a managed multimedia delivery network
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2027-Nov-02
Potentially relevant companies (2): Akamai Technologies Incorporated, F5 Networks, Inc.
Products & technologies (2): Content Management, Datacom:Multimedia
Managed multimedia delivery network (1) for providing a multimedia service with resilient service quality, comprising:
a plurality of caching nodes (3) for caching multimedia data segments;
an edge caching node (4) for colleting requested multimedia data segments from the caching nodes (3) and for serving a user equipment (2) with the collected multimedia data; and
a service gateway (5) for providing cache information to the edge caching node (4) indicating how to obtain the requested multimedia data segments from the caching nodes (3),
wherein the edge caching node (4) comprises a service quality monitoring unit for monitoring the collection of the data segments from the caching nodes (3) and for requesting cache information from the service gateway (5) when the collection of data segments impacts the service quality;
wherein the service gateway (5), upon receiving a cache information request, is adapted to evaluate available resources to transmit the requested data segments to the edge caching node (4) and to respond to the cache information request by denying recommending alternative caching nodes (3) if the speed of collecting data segments from the caching nodes (3) that are presently used for the delivery of the multimedia service is going to improve.
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