Online TV pushing the web to 'breaking point'

by admin February 10, 2007 at 7:53 am

Internet will struggle to meet rising demand, warns Google

Online video services such as YouTube and Joost are pushing internet capacity to breaking point, a top Google executive has warned.

Vincent Dureau, head of TV technology at Google, said that the web will soon struggle to meet rising demand for high-quality online video.

The search giant paid $1.65bn for YouTube last year.

Speaking at the Cable Europe Conference in Amsterdam this week, Dureau said: “The web infrastructure, even Google’s [infrastructure], does not scale. It is not going to offer the quality of service that consumers expect.”

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