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Company Targets 10x Bandwidth Cost Reduction for IP Video

(Image credit: Edge Video) FOSTER CITY, Calif. —A Silicon Valley startup says it will launch a new platform that will “radically lower video bandwidth costs” next month.  Edge Video says the first test results of its SWAN (Small-world Wide Area Networks) showed a 5x reduction in bandwidth costs, compared with costs of existing server based architectures. The system enables a live video stream to be captured by the SWAN technology and re-broadcast to viewers where each of the viewers devices leverage the unused upload capacity to re-stream fractional portions of the video stream to other viewers. "This is the most radical product to emerge in Edge Computing" Said Joe Ward, CEO of Edge Video. "Video is by far the highest cost application per user on the internet.

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