Level 3 to expand global CDN footprint

Level 3 Communications has announced a substantial expansion to its content delivery network (CDN), increasing its footprint with new points of presence (PoP) in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The expansion, which will be completed by the end of 2013, focuses on regions with fast-growing broadband populations that offer a significant market opportunity for Level 3 as well as local and global enterprises.

“Level 3 has a strategic focus around growing its content delivery network to address the ever-increasing globalisation and mobility of entertainment, news and sports content,” said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. “This current expansion, along with Level 3’s expansion into Latin America in 2012, shows our commitment to providing secure scalable network resources and solutions for customers around the world to grow their businesses and reach audiences worldwide. We will continue to extend our reach as it makes sense for our business and our customers.”

Level 3 quarterly earnings show that its CDN revenue grew 37 percent in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter in 2012.

“The growth we’re seeing in just a year’s time is astonishing,” continued Taylor. “With expansions in EMEA, Asia and LATAM, we are building a network for the future of Internet consumption and the massive adoption of mobile platforms.”

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