Intercontinental video streaming


#1

Hi,

Beginning next year we have an intercontinental high end videostreaming project. Transmissions in HD from Japan, Auckland (NZ), Leipzig (GE), China and Italy to HongKong.

High-end means that we want to stream at a rate of minimum 9 MBits. We usually use satellite-transmission for this.

As I see it, I would have a Peplink router capable of speedfusion VPN on all locations, and one router in one or more datacenters (Europe, Asia ?). The routers in the datacenters would be interconnected with a speedfusion VPN.

What tips can you give me ?
Should I put several Peplink routers in different datacenter-locations connected with speedfusion VPN ? (e.g. Hongkong, Belgium (already there), …)
I use the L2 speedfusion VPN option: is this a good idea or has it any drawbacks speedwise.
I tried multicast over the speedfusion connection last year and that worked quite well: any thoughts on that ?

What issues am I likely to run in to ?

So far I have been unable to get a sufficiently reliable transmissions through Peplink devices. I’m sure the Peplink technology is up to the task but it still is what keeps us from using and expanding our peplink installation and workflow.

Thanks for any advice,

Arne


#2

Hi Arne,

Have you try to stream via satellite-transmission without SpeedFusion? The streaming quality is acceptable?

We recommend to have Mesh connection between central sites and Star topology between central and branches sites. Please refer this URL for more details.

Choosing L2 or L3 SpeedFusion is based on your need. If multicast is needed between each location then L2 SpeedFusion is recommended. Else L3 will be the choice because will have better management and control.

For the problem of unable to get a sufficiently reliable transmissions, please open ticket here for further checking. SpeedFusion Bonding has certain conditions to meet in order to get optimum result.


#3

Hi Liew,

Usually we use regular satellite transmission (DVB-S2/8PSK - 9 to 18 MHz slot). And that is of course perfect.

I’m trying to figure out if we could, instead, use peplinkbonding / speedfusion VPN to make a similar reliable highspeed videotransmission P2P.

Do you (or anybody else here) has knowledge of any testing peplink routers in the Pacific e.g. ? That could be quite interesting. I really want to see droprates and delays at udp speeds of 9 MBits or higher. Or any datacenter in Hongkong or Auckland or Beijing that you know are using peplink routers ?

If this project goes further, I may put some on different locations worldwide myself, but I would first like to have a proof of concept of course,

Arne


#4

Hi Arne,

We will release Fusion Hub for AWS soon. I think it may help if you want to setup the test lab.


#5

Ha Thx,

That sounds interesting for multiple reasons. Is my understanding correct that I could setup different Amazon EC2 instances (with speedfusion) in a amazon VPC with Fusion Hub and connect these instantaneously in a speedfusion VPN ? That could solve the intercontinental jitter, dropped packages, latency problems.

The remaining issue is than of course the last mile effect. Up and download to the different AWS instances - which will require bonding of multiple internet-access (4G/ DSL / …) lines.

That would be mighty intersting and I hope I can test this very soon !

Arne


#6

Hi Arne,

May I know your VPC design? Do have you multiple zones with different subnets? You plan to put a FusionHub in each zone?