According to Wall Street Journal, Apple is planning to overcome the web congestion to deliver a bufferless transmission experience via Apple set-top boxes to its users and the company is in conversation with Comcast Corp to enter into a deal for a streaming-television service.
Presently the discussions are in early stages and a lot of things needs to be freezed before the final agreement could be reached between the two, the Journal said.
For a faster transmission Apple wants its TV service’s traffic to be separated from public internet traffic over the “last mile” and is looking for special treatment from Comcast’s cables to bypass congestion, the report said.
However, no official comment about the same has been received from either Apple or Comcast.
Initially the Apple has been under discussion with Time Warner Cable has for a faster TV set-top box, the same has recently been agreed to be bought by Comcast.
Last month an agreement took shape between Netflix and Comcast Corp that former will pay latter for faster speeds.
A drafting is under process by the Federal Communications Commission where a new “net-neutrality” bill would be formed to ensure a hassle free surfing and application usage by the consumer and also require network operators to disclose exactly how they manage Internet traffic.