Level 3 adds 1.65 Tbps capacity to its content delivery network

STREAMING MEDIA WEST--Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ: LVLT) says it's seeing a continued uptick in demand for its CDN services from the media, entertainment and gaming industries and expects even more growth as consumers continue to turn to the Internet for delivery of movies, television episodes and sporting events.

The Broomfield, Colo.-based company has reacted to the expected surge of business by adding significant capacity and five new network locations to it's CDN. Most of the work, which added 1.65 Tbps to its global capacity, as well as adding Toronto, Montreal, Brussels, Munich and Hamburg to its CDN, was completed in the third quarter.

"We have seen a significant increase in demand for our CDN services this year," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Content and Media at Level 3. "With this rate of growth and with customer needs in mind, Level 3 will continue to develop CDN capabilities, add capacity and improve performance for all of our customers."

Taylor said a good piece of the increased traffic is coming from content streamed over Adobe, Microsoft and Apple platforms. "We pay very close attention to (our customer) needs to build delivery solutions that take account of the way our customers' businesses are changing and adapting," said Taylor.

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