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Level 3 Selected by Funcom as Exclusive CDN Provider for the Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures Online Game

Level 3′s CDN Supports High-Volume Traffic Spikes for Multi-player Online Game

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 21, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Level 3 Communications’ Content Markets Group today announced that it has been selected by Funcom, a leading independent developer and publisher of computer and console games, to be that company’s exclusive provider of content delivery network (CDN) services for the Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures online game launch and ongoing content patching. Level 3′s content delivery services enable Funcom to deliver game updates during times of extremely high-traffic volumes.

“The Age of Conan was developed with the latest technologies to be the next generation of massive multi-player online games (MMOG),” said Ole Schreiner, vice president of operations at Funcom. “Funcom needed a Tier 1 CDN provider that could provide the quality, dependability and scalability to support critical game patch update files at all times. With the Age of Conan launch, one of the largest MMOG releases in history, Level 3 has proven that it can deliver game patch updates without issue during peak traffic times of extremely large flash crowds as hundreds of thousands of players log in to play the game.”

Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/level-3-selected-funcom-exclusive/story.aspx?guid={6849A7A2-9077-48A9-88D0-A87CF74ACBEF}&dist=hppr

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