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Can I Live Stream from South Africa?

By Jose Guevara

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Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.

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      Dacast has a lot of customers in South Africa and they don’t experience any particular problems due to their location. This is due to the CDN connection that Dacast utilizes (Limelight Networks), which has a server presence all over the world.

      Background:

      As recently as May 2018, Limelight networks had opened a new Point-Of-Presence (PoP) in South Africa. Limelight’s expansion into Africa follows positive signs of online traffic growth within the continent.  According to CDN Intelligence Reports, the global mobile Content Delivery Network (CDN) market is predicted to reach US$70.3 billion by 2025. This is indicative of the continued growth of online video content, increasing the use of Internet services, and the rise of mobile web access.

      Best Practices: 

      Always go to www.testmy.net and click on the “Upload Speed Test” tab before starting to live stream to check out the available bandwidth you have for streaming. You should set your streaming bit rate to 75% or less of the reported Upload Speed and everything should be fine.

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