Information in simple English


Multicast is a specific term used in computer networking. It is a group communication in which data transmissions are routed to a group of target computers at the same time. Multicast distribution can be one-to-many or many-to-many.


  • Live TV and Internet radio via the Internet.
  • Video conferencing and webcast
  • Send other sorts of data like news, stock quotes, and even digital copies of software, via the internet. 
  • Helps minimise Internet bandwidth utilisation by efficiently transmitting data to several users, regardless of the application.


  • Lessens CPU load on client computers
  • Highly bandwidth saving
  • Lowers the amount of streaming host required


  • No reliability 
  • Generation of Replicas