Digital Learning firm Toppr implements Limelight’s CDN platform for educational videos

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Shalini Shukla
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Shalini Shukla is Correspondent at TechObserver.in. She has keen interest in start-ups, emerging technologies and education sector.

Based out of Mumbai, personalizes education through technology with a comprehensive after-school learning app for K12 students. The company has more than 5 million student users who use for their after-school learning; many of them are also preparing for various school board exams, Olympiad and scholarship tests, as well as engineering and medical college entrance exams. As Toppr’s business expanded, it needed a scalable solution to improve user experiences and deliver video lectures as fast as possible.

The company said that to improve learning app, it conducted extensive testing with multiple (CDN) but chosen Limelight because it had the lowest buffer rate by far. “This is incredibly important since the most important factor in our students’ experiences with Toppr is how fast we can deliver content, especially videos. No one wants to be interrupted by buffering,” said ” said Rajshekhar Ratrey, Vice President of Knowledge at Toppr.

Toppr has implemented Limelight’s CDN to improve video performance, eliminate rebuffering, ensure high availability and improve workflows. To select the right solution, Toppr tested 200 videos through four CDNs. During the head-to-head comparisons, Limelight had the fastest performance, allowing them to easily upload, store and deliver 8,000 hours of video without rebuffering. Toppr is also using Limelight’s Origin Storage, which provides automated regional replication to ensure fast storage retrieval and the best possible user experience for students, said the company.

“Toppr is a great example of an eLearning company using innovative technology to deliver the best learning experience for students,” said Jaheer Abbas, Senior Director, Southeast Asia and India at Limelight. “We’re happy to work with them to help improve the education process by ensuring that video content is easy to upload, store and use.”

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