What is China Relay?

Question

What is China Relay and how does it work?

Applies To

  • Video API
  • China Relay

Answer

China Relay is a set of Vonage Video API infrastructure that is deployed to Chinese data centers to improve the connectivity and video bitrates of Chinese consumers who are connecting to Video API Routed sessions hosted outside of China.

When China Relay is active, Chinese consumers directly connect to servers inside China and from there they are connected to the Vonage Video API media servers located outside of China. The feature is not required by clients accessing areas not subject to internet filtering, like Hong Kong.

China Relay is reserved for users having commercial use cases, such as telemedicine, tutoring, online classes, financial services, and customer support. If you would like to sign up for this feature, contact your account manager to start the process. Note that there is a surcharge for subscribed minutes within China.

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