Live streaming becomes increasingly popular across various applications, such as marketing, news and media, broadcasting, gaming and even medical operations.
It is imperative for live streaming data to be transmitted seamlessly with a minimal delay or latency. Most live streaming companies take pride in providing high quality synchronous video with less than 500 milliseconds of end-to-end latency at broadcast scale, anywhere in the world.
Internet crossing the China national firewalls tends to be highly congested during peak times. The latency occurring at the gateways are often measured by seconds instead of milliseconds. This prolonged latency significantly impacts the streaming quality. As a result, live streaming transmitted on public internet is always interrupted. This situation applies to delivering contents both inbound and outbound China.
While it is critical for the live streaming industry to have minimal latency, the delay of this scale can be detrimentally destructive to the livelihood of the steaming businesses in this region.