LAS VEGAS -- Netflix Open Connect, the single
purpose video content delivery network launched last year, is now delivering
the majority of Netflix international traffic and is growing at a rapid pace
in the domestic market.
In early 2012 Netflix began enabling Internet service providers (ISPs) to
receive, at no cost to them, Netflix video directly at the interconnection
point of the ISP's choice. By connecting directly through Open Connect, ISPs
can more effectively manage their networks and more efficiently deliver
Internet services to consumers, including the more than 1 billion hours of
Netflix TV shows and movies consumers watch every month.
"Leading-edge ISPs around the world such as Cablevision, Virgin Media, British
Telecom, Telmex, Telus, TDC, GVT, among many others, are already participating
in Open Connect to provide the highest-possible quality Netflix service to
consumers," said Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings. "Our goal is
to have all of our members served by Open Connect as soon as possible."