Limelight Network and Bell Canada will partner on a new CDN package for Canadian content owners. The deal will see Limelight operate the CDN with servers on site at Bell facilities and tied into Bell IP networks, a departure from the norm that has a telco re-selling or licensing Limelight services.
Bell says its CDN will offer faster content delivery to all Internet users without increasing their infrastructure costs. It's the first CDN in Canada over a dedicated, network-based IP infrastructure, Bell said. For global coverage, the Bell CDN integrates directly into Limelight's global network of data centers, interconnected by a dedicated fiber-optic backbone.
"The Bell CDN service is more efficient and faster because of its scalability and reliability," said Stéphane Boisvert, President, Bell Business Markets. "Customers can reduce network latency, enhance website capacity, improve reliability and increase delivery speeds of the most bandwidth-intensive applications at lower cost, while reducing the load on their network."
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