Friday seminar: Challenges with building high capacity Internet streaming networks

Friday Seminar
Date and time: September 20, 2013 14:30 - 16:00
Place: Wireless@kth, EIT/ICT Labs co-location centre, Isafjordsgatan 26, Kista
Speaker: Kista


On Friday September 20 at 14.30 we welcome Alf Ericsson from Edgeware as our Wireless Friday presenter.

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Topic: Challenges with building high capacity Internet streaming networks

Abstract: This presentation will discuss how high capacity streaming networks can be built by using Internet techniques and underlying Telco or Cable network infrastructures. Two distinct services and their differences will be discussed (Video on Demand, VOD and Live TV). As different type of consumer services are applied such as Time shift TV, Trick play and N-PVR, streaming network capacity is stretched to unforeseen extent. To mitigate this streaming system must carry deterministic behavior in order to provide a consistent service at predictable costs.

The presentation will further discuss the need for edge cashing and content management / distribution and needs for connections across the borderline of underlying (host) network (e.g. fixed and mobile networks) and overlay streaming networks. Finally, the presentation will explore the concepts of wholesale CDN’s and the need to interconnect CDN’s and CDN’s with OTT service providers systems and evaluate the need for standardization in this field.

Alf Ericsson: Vice President, Head of Product Management and Research & Development, Edgeware AB


Alf Ericsson

Alf came to Edgeware October 2012 assuming the position of Vice President Product Management and R&D. Alf came to Edgeware after 4 years in Giesecke & Devrient and SmartTrust where he held positions as Business Unit head and head of R&D. Alf played a major role in the acquisition of SmartTrust by Giesecke & Devrient
Between 1990 and 2000 Alf held a number of positions at Ericsson, primarily in Product Management and sales, based out of Sweden and Canada. In 1998 Alf assumed a VP role as head of central Business Line Management for North American mobile systems at Ericsson. During the time 2000 – 2003, Alf took leading positions in a few telecom startup initiatives. Between 2003 and 2007, Alf held the CEO position of Netcom Consultants, a specialist telecom consultancy firm and took a leading role in its successful sale to the Cybercom Group in 2005.
Alf holds a degree in Computer Science from Stockholm University complemented by graduate studies in Economics, Law and Marketing.

The seminar is free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Coffee and sweets served.


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