Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)
CDN Assist Technology to Support Commercial Content Delivery
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov 20, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced that it has been selected to provide caching and downloading services to Pando Networks, a pioneer of content delivery cloud services. Pando will use Level 3′s content delivery network (CDN) to support the delivery of rich media content for commercial customers.
“Level 3′s CDN technology enables us to expand our content delivery cloud service with greater reliability and quality than standalone P2P technology,” said Robert Levitan, chief executive officer of Pando Networks. “This expansion builds out our technology platform to provide customers with a more powerful and cost effective solution to deliver online content.”
Level 3′s caching and downloading services will enhance Pando’s content delivery cloud platform and enable users to download and stream large media files, including full-screen high-definition (HD) video. These capabilities strengthen Pando’s ability to provide accelerated delivery speeds and maintain the highest quality video, resulting in a better online viewing experience.
“Level 3 is pleased to deliver caching and downloading to support Pando’s content delivery cloud services,” said Grant van Rooyen, president of Level 3′s Content Markets Group. “The emergence of CDN assist technology reinforces the underlying need for the power and performance of our CDN services to support large-scale commercial distribution of online content.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will support Pando’s delivery of HD online video for NBC Direct. Currently in beta release, NBC Direct allows users free access to download high-resolution episodes of select NBC shows.