Level 3 launches cloud-based content delivery to CTG
Joseph O'Halloran
| 20 June 2014
Infrastructure services provider Level 3 Communications has won a contract to offer China Telecom (CTG) the ability to move, store and deliver broadcast and online video on a global scale.

As consumption of online video continues to grow across multiple consumer devices, the infrastructure provider says that content companies increasingly require the efficient transfer of massive amounts of high quality video content and data in a variety of formats. It regards China as representing one of the fastest growing markets for video consumption and production globally, and through the agreement with CTG it believes that it is able to offer an efficient, secure and scalable approach to content distribution in the region.

Services for CTG include live Vyvx broadcast video acquisition, encoding and transcoding, global delivery via the Level 3 CDN, as well as self-service analytics and reporting. CTG will also provide access to Level 3's video cloud services for its content customers who are looking to expand their own global audience base. Level 3 has deployed CDN nodes in Hong Kong, with additional expansion planned across the region.

"China is a significant emerging market for content distribution, and China Telecom is an ideal network partner to assist in efficient, high quality content delivery across the region," commented Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services for Level 3. "By working with China Telecom we are better able to support our customers' content distribution needs and continued growth within this dynamic market."

"Our content customers increasingly demand access to global CDNs and solutions that will enable them to expand their audiences and grow their businesses," added PengChen Fan, China Telecom's vice president of product development. "We are delighted that our relationship with Level 3 will enable us to address this growing demand and offer our customers a comprehensive content distribution solution."