Pando Releases P4P Results

Pando Networks releases results of global P4P field test to improve peer-to-peer performance in broadband networks

April 9, 2008

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NEW YORK -- Pando Networks, the leading provider of managed P2P content delivery services today made public more details of the recent P4P field test, demonstrating how advanced peer-to-peer (P2P) protocols can increase delivery speeds for consumers, while reducing network delivery costs for Internet service providers (ISPs). The new details revealed by Pando Networks demonstrate significant benefits for national and international broadband networks using multiple technologies including cable, DSL, and fiber.

The results show increased delivery speeds by up to 235% across US cable networks and up to 898% across international broadband networks. The results also show Pando's ability to use P4P and Pando Network Aware(TM) technology to route data internally across the broadband networks instead of pulling data from external sources that put more strain on the networks. For example, across US cable carriers, Pando increased the percentage of data routed internally across their networks from 2.2% to 43.4% of all downloads. This optimization reduced inter-ISP data transfers by an average of 34% (up to 43.8 % in the US and 75.1% internationally) demonstrating that network awareness provides significant network efficiencies for all ISPs.

Initial results of this field test, reflecting data exclusively for the US-based Verizon broadband network, were presented March 14thin New York at the Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) P2P MARKET CONFERENCE by Co-Chairs of the P4P Working Group (P4PWG) Laird Popkin (Chief Technology Officer of Pando Networks) and Douglas Pasko (Verizon Senior Technologist). The details released today represent the complete test that was conducted globally and features data collected from more than 3,000 ISPs worldwide.

The technology used in this first P4P field test was developed by engineers at Pando Networks based on research from Yale University. The protocols and specifications are being shared within the P4PWG, which is open to all ISPs and P2P technology providers, and sponsored by the DCIA.

The impact of this new system is wide ranging. It makes the Internet a more scalable media distribution platform while benefiting various online media constituencies. It helps ISPs reduce network operating expenditures as well as enable content owners to distribute longer form, higher quality content.

DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty said, "The global results achieved by Pando Networks in this initial P4P field test exceeded our expectations coming out of preliminary simulation studies. In particular, the fact that P4P demonstrated enormous benefits worldwide for cable as well as telco-based ISPs, and for small as well as large network operators, augurs extremely well for profitable mutually beneficial collaboration."

"We are certainly thrilled with the results from our global test. Pando is now ready to help ISPs deploy 'carrier-grade' P2P technologies," said Popkin.

Pando Networks Inc.

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