Building 5G Accelerated Global Financial News Distribution

Posted June 23, 2022

Bloomberg recently published a deep dive in to their own use of 5G networks to accelerate and scale global distribution of time sensitive financial news.  Check out the entire article here.

Zixi is excited to be working closely with Verizon Business and AWS to deliver solutions that enable 5G network delivery of the worlds most valuable financial news content.

Excerpts from the article:

For almost 60 years, satellite broadcasting has been the most effective way for media companies to reach their viewers anywhere in the world. Now, a first-of-its-kind pilot project in the US by Verizon Business and Bloomberg Media is exploring how 5G and mobile edge computing (MEC) could enable the next step in the evolution of broadcast media.

The two companies, each known for innovation and disruption, are partnering to test how 5G and MEC could transform the business of news. Together, Verizon Business and Bloomberg Media are testing the use of wireless technology to deliver content faster to more people in more places, and to gain insight into how that content is being consumed, potentially turning broadcast news into a two-way conversation.

The first pilot addresses the B2B market need of delivering 4K ultra high definition (UHD) channels to local video distribution hubs, using Verizon 5G technology to deliver content fast and efficiently without the need for expensive satellites.

Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, a public mobile edge computing platform solution in partnership with Amazon Web Services, is bringing the resources of the cloud to the edge of Verizon’s mobile network.

This, coupled with Zixi’s SDVP (Software Defined Video Protocol) and ZEN Master control plane, shows that it is possible to change the way broadcast content is packaged and delivered. This combination of Zixi’s protocol and software services helps to minimize the latency and simplifies the networking required to connect from hosted software services on Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength to the end user’s device, all while ensuring a high quality broadcast signal is maintained.

With ultra-fast speed, massive bandwidth and low latency, the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network could impact virtually every industry, especially media and entertainment.


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