MyRepublic is announcing the launch of Teleport, a new service to provide its customers easy access and premium connectivity to TV channels and online media content from across the globe.
Popular streaming providers Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer and Pandora Internet Radio will be just the start in terms of websites made accessible to Teleport users. MyRepublic CEO Malcolm Rodrigues promises a wide and expanding selection of online entertainment sources enabled via Teleport, a vision fitting in with MyRepublic’s role as a Next Generation internet service provider in an era of rapidly evolving internet use.
While Teleport will enable MyRepublic users to connect to the aforementioned content providers, one may still be required to register an account for certain services, such as Netflix, before the content is made fully available. MyRepublic has observed online video streaming usage soar, climbing from 17% to 45% of its total network traffic over the past 12 months. And with the ever-growing wealth of content providers online, the demand from customers for a quality connection that delivers the best and latest content on the web will keep on growing too.
MyRepublic has chosen to invest in developing its own innovative solution. Unlike VPN services that force users to reroute and funnel all their internet traffic through an at-times unreliable third-party system, Teleport is fully integrated with MyRepublic’s own network, leveraging on its unique network strengths. For instance, to deliver a smooth streaming experience, MyRepublic employs Deep Packet Inspection technology to identify data packets that come from web streaming applications, ensuring that they enjoy a higher transmission priority and keeping any buffering time for streaming to a minimum.
Users of traditional VPNs looking to watch content on Netflix or Hulu would not have been able to enjoy the benefits of such a network feature, with all their data being redirected to someone else’s server for encryption and usually facing a bottleneck along the way. Designed for the casual user, MyRepublic’s Teleport is by comparison exceptionally simple to setup and use. The add-on service’s activation is done entirely on the network end, with the benefits available to the customer’s home connection and accessible across multiple devices seamlessly. No extra home networking configurations or technical knowledge is needed.
MyRepublic is inviting 1,000 existing customers to register for the Teleport beta trial. Starting in early April, this stage of beta testing will open access to USA and UK-based networks and programming. A full service offering will be announced and made available shortly after.