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Solving the ‘last-mile delivery challenge’ for quality Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming content

Project description

Disruptive technology for over-the-top video market

Over-the-top streaming is a media service offered directly to viewers via a streaming video service over the internet. Using online machine learning and next-generation congestion control, the EU-funded FAST-STREAM project aims to maximise quality of experience for adaptive video streaming as well as video conferencing. Compared to what is currently available on the market, the project’s solution is based on a novel concept, so-called performance-oriented congestion control. The proposed solution is a new architecture which consistently adopts actions that result in high performance even in the most complex production networks.


We leverage online machine learning and next-generation congestion control to maximize Quality of Experience (QoE) for adaptive video streaming and video conferencing. Compatible with any HTTP-based application, our technology will significantly disrupt the Over-the-top (OTT) video market.Today the dominant congestion control protocols (TCP and increasingly BBR) are one-size fits all and consequently fail to deliver good QoE. Our solution is based on something new: Performance-oriented Congestion Control (PCC), developed by Compira co-founder Prof. Michael Schapira and Prof. Brighten Godfrey from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (a key advisor). Unlike TCP, PCC changes transmission rates in line with predicted effect on performance and specific application needs - at a granularity of 10s of milliseconds. Rate selection is optimized by machine learning, enabling us to swiftly overcome network congestion within the critical 'last mile' of data delivery.



Net EU contribution
€ 2 489 148,00
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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 083 277,00