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As online video, data transmissions grow, need for CDNs expanding

Media | 01/09/2017 9:18 pm EST

Last month, Amazon.com Inc. announced that its data centre business was expanding into Canada, a move that illustrates what some say is the need for more data points as an increasing amount of digital content is consumed and emerging technologies like 4K and virtual reality grow. Among the features provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS), which made its debut in Montreal in December, is a service called “CloudFront,” a content delivery network (CDN) with...

ATN to launch new OTT service

Media | 04/19/2016 11:18 pm EDT

Tata Communications Ltd. announced Tuesday it has partnered with Asian Television Network International Ltd. to launch a new over-the-top (OTT) service. ATN will use Tata’s cloud-based platform to deliver a mix of South Asian news, sports and entertainment content “in an intuitive app format,” Tata said in a press release. The release said the content will be available on platforms such as Apple Inc.’s iOS and Apple TV, Google Inc.’s Android, Roku Inc.’s Roku TV, Amazon.com Inc.’s Amazon Fire TV, and smart TVs. It added “this will complement ATN’s current national distribution of more than 50 linear services.” Pramod Israni, vice-president of marketing at ATN, said in an email that the service will be available across Canada and...