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System and method for cooperative data streaming

A system and method for cooperative data streaming are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a system for cooperative data streaming comprises a group of devices comprising at least two devices, which are interested in obtaining the same content from the same server. Each device comprises one or more primary network interfaces connecting the device to the data streaming service and one or more secondary network interfaces connecting the device to one or more of the other devices through one or more wireless local networks. The primary network interfaces are configured for connecting the devices to the data streaming service for receiving at least segments of data. The secondary network interfaces are configured for mutually connecting said devices in order to locally exchange said received segments of data.

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