Online TV pushing the web to 'breaking point'
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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