U.S. Fails to Crack Akamai Top 10 in Average Internet Speed or Broadband Adoption Rates

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Akamai found global increases but U.S. decreases in broadband adoption rates between the first and second quarter of 2016. South Korea topped Akamai’s 2Q 2016 global ranking of average national Internet connection speeds at 27 Mbps. Norway (20.1 Mbps), Hong Kong (19.5), Sweden (18.8) and...Learn More

CDN Provider Selects CenturyLink for Data Center Services

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MONROE, La., Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that Highwinds, a global content delivery network (CDN) provider, has chosen CenturyLink to help the company continue optimizing its global content delivery platform. Businesses worldwide depend on Highwinds CDN to stream video,...Learn More

Yahoo Details Network Practices for Free NFL Game Streaming

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Yahoo went to great lengths to assure that the more than 15 million unique viewers in 185 countries who watched the first live, free, worldwide Web streaming of a regular-season NFL football game on October 25 experienced video quality better than TV. The platform Yahoo...Learn More

Comcast Launches Wholesale OTT and Traditional Video Offering

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September 10, 2015 — DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Wholesale, a leading provider of broadcast and digital content distribution services, announced the launch of its Live Linear Streaming service today. The new platform combines traditional and online video streaming workflows into a turnkey solution as part of the...Learn More

OTT: A Net Neutrality Can of Worms?

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As OTT distribution of video continues to multiply, video and broadband service providers must navigate shifting net neutrality regulations, which are subject to multiple interpretations. Operational strategies like caching, peering, and content delivery networks (CDNs) complicate the net neutrality and open Internet debate, leaving service...Learn More

On-line Video Habits: Survey Finds Preference for On-Demand Viewing

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Online video professionals in North America and Europe prefer to use a variety of devices when consuming media and they’re “equally concerned with pricing in CDN (content-delivery networks) service models as with the need to maintain multi-screen delivery to existing and emerging media consumption devices,”...Learn More

CDN Revenue Forecast to Increase 19% in 2014

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Content Delivery Network (CDN) revenue will increase 19 percent to reach $3.36 billion in 2014, fueled by the growing pace of “linear broadcast, media and entertainment’s transition into virtual paradigms,” according to a CDN revenue forecast from Accustream Research. The Seaside, Ca.-based market research company...Learn More

ANPI Expands West With WIN Partnership

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Springfield, IL – June 5, 2013 — Today ANPI announced a partnership with Western Independent Networks, Inc. (WIN) of Tualatin, Oregon that is designed to bring together the fiber network resources of WIN with the product and service resources of ANPI. With this partnership all...Learn More

AT&T and Akamai Partner on Content Delivery

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CAMBRIDGE, MA and DALLAS, TX – Dec. 6, 2012 — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and AT&T* today announced a strategic alliance to deliver a global suite of content delivery network (CDN) solutions to companies. AT&T is combining Akamai’s industry leading content delivery platform with...Learn More

Level 3 CDN Services Available to Federal Agencies over WITS 3 Contract

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has added content delivery network (CDN) services to its offerings available to government agencies under the Washington Interagency Telecommunications System (WITS 3) contract. The WITS 3 contract vehicle provides...Learn More

Verizon and Redbox Partner to Take on Netflix

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Looks like the rumors were true. Verizon and Redbox announced a joint venture this morning “… that will create a new choice for quality- and value-conscious consumers seeking a simple and affordable way to access the video entertainment they crave.” Coinstar owns Redbox, the popular...Learn More

Verizon Prepping Netflix Rival with Redbox?

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Verizon sure seems to be in the news a lot lately. I thought things were supposed to slow down in December? The latest on Big Red is an OTT offer which would compete with Netflix by streaming movies and TV shows, both inside and outside...Learn More

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