What effects will the rollout of 5G have on latency and video streaming with Phenix vs its competitors?
The kind of latency that is talked about in the context of comparing cable internet to DSL internet to 5G is what is also referred to as “last mile” latency. Of the overall end-to-end video pipeline latency, last mile latency makes up a tiny fraction of a percent of the typical 30-90 seconds.
Therefore, the reduction of last mile latency from even a very high 150ms down to 1ms will have little impact on the 30-90 second video pipeline latency.
Phenix addresses the major sources of end-to-end video pipeline latency including the encoding, middle mile transport, transformation and player technologies to achieve less than 1/2 second of delay.
In a nutshell, 5G will enable Phenix (and all streaming companies for that matter) to deliver a higher quality signal on a more stable internet connection. However, 5G will not affect end-to-end video latency in any significant way for Phenix or its competitors.