Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it has completed a substantial expansion of the global capacity of its content delivery network (CDN). The expansion, which was completed in less than two years, more than doubles the company’s CDN capacity to support customer growth and increased demand.
Level 3 has increased its globally available CDN capacity to more than 5.6 Tbps (terabits per second) from 2.15 Tbps in late 2010. The expansion is in response to increased demand from entertainment and enterprise customers’ for fast, reliable and scalable event-based and steady state or continuous content delivery.
In addition to increasing its CDN capacity, Level 3 has expanded its CDN service offering to new markets in Buenos Aires (Argentina); Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Medellin (Colombia); Jeddah (Saudi Arabia); and Montreal and Toronto (Canada). Level 3 is also continuing its work to grow its deployments in Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America.
The expansion helped one of Level 3′s largest CDN customers, Netflix, Inc., expand its business into other countries.