Increased demand for high quality video spurs Level 3 to CDN expansion

Joseph O'Halloran | 08-11-2013

As online video usage shows no sign of abating any time soon, Level 3 Communications has made substantial expansion to its global content delivery network (CDN).

The fibre-based asset carrier already serves customers in more than 500 markets in 55 countries and the expansion, planned for completion by the end of 2013, will see new points of presence (PoP) in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. At its last earnings call on 30 October, the company reported that its CDN revenue grew 37% in the third quarter of 2013 compared with the same quarter in 2012.

“The growth we’re seeing in just a year’s time is astonishing,” explained Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. “We are building a network for the future of Internet consumption and the massive adoption of mobile platforms. Level 3 has a strategic focus around growing its content delivery network to address the ever-increasing globalisation and mobility of entertainment, news and sports content.”

“This current expansion, along with Level 3’s expansion into Latin America in 2012, shows our commitment to providing secure scalable network resources and solutions for customers around the world to grow their businesses and reach audiences worldwide. We will continue to extend our reach as it makes sense for our business and our customers.”