EdgeCast debuts licensed CDN program; has 2 top carriers on board

Content delivery network EdgeCast Networks this week said it had built a production CDN for a tier one U.S. carrier and is now ready to roll out its licensed CDN program. The announcement comes three months after it signed a deal to power Asian carrier Pacnet's CDN service.

EdgeCast said the top tier U.S. carrier, which several pundits have suggested was AT&T (NYSE: T), has used EdgeCast's technology platform and software to build out its CDN.

EdgeCast has declined to identify the telco, but said the telco's cost to expand its footprint could easily have topped $100 million. By leveraging EdgeCast's CDN software to deploy a licensed CDN on their own infrastructure the carrier realized significant cost, time, and performance benefits.

In late December, EdgeCast transferred control to the U.S. carrier of the fully functional CDN with more than a dozen POPs across the U.S.

"Handing a major carrier the keys to its own independent CDN is a major step for our carrier market strategy," said James Segil, president of EdgeCast Networks. "This milestone is the proof that we're not just talking about helping carriers--we're actually doing it."

Pacnet, meanwhile, began selling its Asian CDN service, also built on Edgecast software, three weeks ago.

EdgeCast said more licensed and managed carrier CDN deployments will be announced shortly, leading, it hopes, to the federation of traffic across multiple CDNs to enable them to offer content delivery into markets where they do not have network infrastructure.

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