As more people everywhere rely on video streaming services to view their favorite sports, movies, and entertainment, the technology supporting content delivery is more vital than ever. Fortunately, many companies continue to push the boundaries, offering enhanced avenues for capturing and delivering content. Today, people expect dynamic, real-time streaming as they view more videos from more sources around the world.
Phenix is a company that recognized the challenges and opportunities in real-time streaming early on, exploring technologies like web-based real-time communication (WebRTC) and what was needed to bring better experiences to the public. The company launched in 2013, when quality real-time streaming experiences were still many years away.
“WebRTC was nascent back then and not really popular. Live streaming was about 5 minutes behind broadcast and with poorer quality,” explains Stefan Birrer, Co-Founder and Chief Software Architect at Phenix. “While real-time video gradually moved onto the web, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated that trend overnight. Suddenly, it seemed everyone needed to experience real-time video quickly and at scale.”
Today, Phenix is a prominent provider of real-time video streaming solutions, powering telecommunications, sports, and entertainment enterprises. The company provides these services due to its autonomous, self-monitoring, auto-scaling, and self-healing platform that minimizes reliance on dedicated resources.
To keep its focus on building features and strengthening its platform, Phenix works with Google Cloud and DoiT International to provide cutting edge technology and expertise.