Sunday, October 31, 2010

Level 3 Adds 1.65 Tbps of CDN Capacity

Level 3 Communications added 1.65 Terabits per second (Tbps) of globally available capacity and five new network locations to its content delivery network (CDN) in Q3. The new facilities include Toronto, Montreal, Brussels, Munich and Hamburg.

Level 3 said it has seen an uptick this year in event and steady-state demand from the media, entertainment and gaming industries. The company has seen traffic rise for its high-quality adaptive streaming deployments (Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming, Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 and Apple HTTP live) and a rapid adoption of its end-to-end Internet Broadcast service offering.

"Level 3 has had the privilege of serving some of the largest consumers of bandwidth for a number of years. We play very close attention to their needs to build delivery solutions that take account of the way our customers' businesses are changing and adapting," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Content and Media at Level 3. "We have seen a significant increase in demand for our CDN services this year. With this rate of growth and with customer needs in mind, Level 3 will continue to develop CDN capabilities, add capacity and improve performance for all of our customers."

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