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Why Gcore


Infrastructure for
Metaverse Streaming

Stream full-fledged digital environment to huge audience with non-virtual devices.

Infrastructure for Metaverse Streaming

Key Benefits

Streaming to a million end-users

Powerful Intel™ hardware and a finely tuned delivery scheme provide enough bandwidth to keep millions of people watching live streams in high quality with low latency.

Minor delay for viewers

LL HLS and WebRTC allow sending and receiving live streams with minimal delay of 1–4 seconds from what is happening in virtual reality to the viewer.

Fast video delivery anywhere in the world

Global Content Delivery Network (180 PoPs on 6 continents) guarantees high delivery speed even to remote regions.

Easy integration & configuration options

User-friendly UI for flexible configuration of your streams. Built-in player for easy integration into any application.

Why does your Metaverse
need a Streaming Solution?

Our infrastructure allows broadcasting Metaverse live events to a broad audience, ensuring high performance. The number of active Metaverse participants with VR equipment is growing (Fig. 1), but you can expand it even more with people who consume video content from conventional devices (Fig. 2). There’ll be 300 times more passive observers in 2023 than active participants: 5.7 billion vs. 410 million.

Why does your Metaverse<br>need a Streaming Solution?
Why does your Metaverse<br>need a Streaming Solution?
Why does your Metaverse<br>need a Streaming Solution?
Why does your Metaverse<br>need a Streaming Solution?

Connect the virtual world with regular viewers via broadcasts. With our Streaming platform, you can broadcast Metaverse events to mobile devices and PCs and expand the target audience.

Use cases

  • Virtual Entertainment

    Virtual Entertainment

    Organize competitive games in the Metaverse and broadcast a virtual championship for customers.

  • Sports Media

    Sports Media

    Increase viewers’ engagement by broadcasting sports events through the eyes of real players.

  • Online Education

    Online Education

    Carry out workshops in the Metaverse, integrate them with real speakers, or broadcast them to the scientific community outside.

  • Enterprise


    Hold meetings with immersive digital avatars of the company’s top leaders to improve the sense of presence and broadcast it to remote employees.

Why does Gcore’s solution suit your


1–4 seconds delay for end-users


Over 100,000,000 viewers worldwide


Global delivery network with over 180 PoPs


Player and API for embedding into any app

We’ve been delivering video content since 2018, constantly refining our features to give our clients the best performance.

Fast playback after the stream starts
(7 seconds)

There are several processing steps between starting a video stream and playback. Streaming services need to convert the initial video stream to:

    Suitable formats for low latency (LL HLS, LL DASH)
    Different qualities (LQ, SD, HD, Full HD, Ultra HD) for adaptive bitrate
    Chunks (small fragments) for cache miss on the CDN servers

We’ve compressed the processing time and saved up to 50%. The total delay takes 7 seconds. It’s faster than many popular services have.

Action Gcore YouTube Cloudflare MUX
Start stream 00:00:00 00:00:0000:00:0000:00:00
Notification about the stream start 00:00:01 00:00:0600:00:0200:00:02
Receiving a stream, defining parameters, initializing transcoding 00:00:02 No dataNo dataNo data
Transcoding 00:00:03 No dataNo dataNo data
Publishing segments 00:00:05 No dataNo dataNo data
Loading playlist, buffeering segments, starting playback 00:00:07 00:00:1000:00:1000:00:16
Total delay from the start of the stream to playback in the player 7 seconds 10 seconds10 seconds16 seconds

Minor delay for the stream viewers
(1–4 seconds)

There are several types of low latency:

We support Low Latency because this technology provides important advantages to our infrastructure and clients:

    Fast and cheap delivery
    Mass playback (over 100 million viewers)
    Work on mobile devices (especially iOS)
    Reliable and scalable.
Minor delay for the stream viewers<br>(1–4 seconds)
Minor delay for the stream viewers<br>(1–4 seconds)
delay chart
Minor delay for the stream viewers<br>(1–4 seconds)

Size reduction without loss
of quality.
30% less and cheaper

We combine several compression standards: H.264 AVC, H.265 HEVC, and VP9. This allows us to reduce the size of the video stream by an average of 30% without abrupt loss of quality.

That’s how your viewers receive a good-quality picture, even if they have a poor internet connection. And you, in turn, will pay less for the traffic because of the smaller video size.

Size reduction without loss<br>of quality.<br>30% less and cheaper

High bandwidth.
4 times the number of simultaneous viewers

Delivery of video streams is accompanied by intensive traffic. A large number of viewers watching different broadcasts simultaneously in high quality can overload the bandwidth. To avoid this issue, we decided to infix our network of CDN servers with additional precaching servers.

Our Streaming Infrastructure allows us to handle 4 times more user requests (6.6÷1.6), avoid the local bandwidth bottleneck, and improve overall connectivity.

Without Streaming Infrastructure

Direct connectivity (without additional pre-caching servers). Bandwidth is 10 Gbps, or 1.6 thousand viewers who watch broadcasts in high-quality (6 Mbps).

High bandwidth.<br>4 times the number of simultaneous viewers

With Streaming Infrastructure

Distributed connectivity (with an additional level of precaching servers). Bandwidth is 30-40 Gbps, or 6.6 thousand viewers who watch broadcasts in high quality (6 Mbps).

Map with Streaming Infrastructure

User-friendly interface and built-in tools for integration

With Gcore, you can spend your time on business tasks instead of hunting down the technical niceties of the streaming solution.

  • User-friendly interface

User-friendly interface, where everything can be set up in a couple of clicks. Just copy the iFrame code to embed a live stream with our player into your application.

Reveal your Metaverse to the world
with Gcore