Level 3 is looking to leverage the exploding business of content delivery and has lowered its CDN pricing to better compete with companies like Akamai and Limelight. Level 3 has basically lowered its CDN pricing to match its IP transport costs. Lisa Guillaume, VP of CDN Product Development for Level 3 tells Light Reading, “We have a significant advantage here.” Level 3 suggests that they have competitive advantage because they own the actual transport network, whereas their competitors have to lease transport for their CDN solution.
CDN is one of the fastest growing applications in telecom. As more and more websites, service providers, and content distributors aim to deliver content across multiple platforms, CDN providers have tremendous room for growth. Level 3 expanded its CDN product line through its acquisition of Savvis.
Read more about Level 3’s CDN strategy on this Light Reading post.