YouTube Accelerator Aims To Speed Up Video Streaming On Local Hotspots, Starting In The Philippines

The pilot, which wants to make the streaming and buffering video hiccups a thing of the past, is currently tested in the Philippines. The idea behind the project is to distribute the load on shared Wi-Fi networks in a more efficient manner, and it does so by storing popular videos and caching them locally on a hotspot. The 100,000 supported videos can be accessed much quicker because the streaming only happens on the select hotspot. – Horia Ungureanu, Tech Times