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Carriers Crave CDN Action

Ray Le Maistre
3/12/2012
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With video and data traffic volumes continuing to grow apace, network operators are looking to build their own content delivery network (CDN) capabilities into their networks to attract new business from content owners and/or reduce the cost of delivering their own content, according to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Adi Kishore.

He notes that Tier 1 operators are adding caching platforms to their networks, a move that makes it easier for them to deliver their own content to their customers but also enables them to rival established CDN players such as Akamai Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM) and Limelight Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) by offering direct, managed services to third-party content owners.

Interestingly, Akamai recently launched a product targeted at communications service providers (CSPs), a move that Kishore analyzed in a recent column. (See Will Operators Embrace Akamai's Licensed CDN?.)

But it's not just the major carriers that can get in on the CDN action. At about the 1:56 mark Kishore notes that there is a lot of debate about the potential for CDN interconnection and federation, something that would enable smaller operators to hook up with larger carriers in a symbiotic relationship.

If this topic is of interest, check out what Kishore had to say recently about the content caching strategies of mobile operators:



For more on CDNs and content caching, check out the following:

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

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pbhurley,
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12/5/2012 | 5:39:41 PM
re: Carriers Crave CDN Action




Adi Kishore is spot on in his assessment of the growing trend by carriers to launch their own CDNs and the benefits that they derive in doing so.  We've published two white papers that elaborate on some of the subject matter that he discusses in the interview.

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<li class="li2">4 Keys to Telco CDN Success</li>
<li class="li2">Federated CDNs: What Every Service Provider Should Know</li>
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