New Bell Content Delivery Network service enhances the way Canadians experience high-definition videos over the Internet
Oct 8, 2009
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"Combining our leading-edge infrastructure and IP network with Limelight's global capacity, 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."
Higher speed, greater scalability
This is the first CDN service in
The websites associated with Astral Media's television networks - such as family.ca, themovienetwork.ca and superecran.com - will be among the first clients to use the Bell CDN to deliver and monetize video content online. "Video streaming is a key feature of our websites and we see great benefit in a service that can efficiently deliver video content online without the need to increase server and network infrastructure overhead," said
Guaranteed 100% availability
Bell CDN delivers an unparalleled experience with all forms of content including High Definition (HD), regardless of the volume of Internet traffic. The fully redundant architecture dynamically distributes content to strategically placed core, fallback and edge servers to ensure 100% availability, even in the event of large power, network or hardware outages.
The service includes global throughput of over 3 Tbps and edge connections using 10GigE technology for high capacity content delivery to end users, thus avoiding any public Internet congestion. It also provides advanced reporting logs and statistics to assess content popularity, active regions and exact viewing details.
"This exclusive, strategic partnership brings together Bell's market-leading IP network and deep relationships within the Canadian marketplace with our proven content delivery technology and expertise. Together, we are offering Canadian businesses a truly differentiated service built upon the success and knowledge base of both companies," said
As well, utilizing Limelight's proprietary technology, the Bell CDN offers innovative device-detection, mobility and adaptive-streaming technology enabling customers to create a seamless experience for end users regardless of what device they are using.
About Limelight Networks, Inc.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ; LLNW) is trusted by the world's most innovative enterprise, entertainment, technology and software brands to improve the performance and profitability of websites and end-user experiences. Its scalable, on-demand managed infrastructure solutions provide global reach and consistently high availability by routing traffic over a private fibre-optic backbone rather than through the often congested, unpredictable public Internet. For more information, visit http://www.limelightnetworks.com, read the company's blog (http://blog.linw.com) or follow @llnw on Twitter.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television,
Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on Bell's products and services, please visit bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit bce.ca.
For further information: Media inquiries: Bell Canada: Jacqueline Michelis, Bell Media Relations, (613) 785-1427, Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org; Limelight Networks: Paul Alfieri, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, (917) 297-4241