Video Delivery Drove Comcast
Toward Virtualization​

SDxCentral – September 26, 2017

Comcast first dipped its corporate toe into the ocean of network virtualization back in 2009 because it wanted to bring a better experience to its video subscribers. That led to the creation of its X1 platform, which delivers cloud-based IP video to subscribers on the device of their choice, whether TV, phone, tablet, or laptop.

While that all sounds mundane today, it was a major technical challenge when X1 was being created. Cable trade shows were rife with sessions about “multi-screen video.” And there were two camps: those that argued video would always be a “lean-back” experience, watching TV from the comfort of the couch; and those that weren’t so sure and seemed a bit panicked.

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