Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)
Increased delivery capacity fuels the ever-growing global consumer and business appetite for content
Last update: 7:31 a.m. EDT Oct. 16, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Limelight Networks, Inc. today marked the beginning of the ‘broadcast quantity’ era for content delivery networks with the announcement that the company’s global content delivery capacity has exceeded two terabits per second (Tbps).
The announcement was made at the Digital Media Innovation Forum, 15-17 October, Phoenix, AZ.
Two terabits per second is roughly the raw capacity required to deliver content to the equivalent of four Nielsen ratings points of audience.* Even taking network overhead into account, this milestone means Limelight’s capacity could support delivering broadcast-quality content to over two million simultaneous Internet users.
A ‘broadcast quantity’ CDN meets the challenge of maintaining high- fidelity for every piece of content delivered, even as the audience that could potentially view that content grows significantly. Recently, comScore reported that more than 142 million U.S. Internet users watched 11.4 billion videos for a total duration of 558 million hours during July 2008,** and 27.4 million U.K. Internet users watched 3.2 billion videos for an average of 117.7 videos per viewer during June 2008.***