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CenturyLink launches global mesh content delivery platform

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CenturyLink has entered into a global agreement with Streamroot, a provider of peer-to-peer networking solutions, to combine its solution with CenturyLink’s content delivery network (CDN).

The new offering, called CenturyLink CDN Mesh Delivery, is a platform that leverages software-based mesh network to manage peak traffic loads.

“The popularity of live events and the propensity for popular content to attract massive internet audiences on day and date releases is necessitating the adoption of new technologies to address peak traffic demands for OTT platforms, broadcasters and gaming companies,” said Bill Wohnoutka (pictured), vice president of global internet and content delivery services at CenturyLink. “By integrating Streamroot’s peer-to-peer assisted CDN technology into our media delivery platform, CenturyLink can offer customers an advantage in their drive to deliver the highest quality user experiences globally.”

CenturyLink’s new mesh delivery platform intelligently sources video content from both a CDN and a mesh network of devices watching the same stream. Allowing for rapid scalability and resiliency, even within hard-to-reach markets.

“Streamroot’s work with CenturyLink demonstrates once more that the future of OTT streaming belongs to hybrid delivery,” said Pierre-Louis Théron, CEO and Co-founder of Streamroot. “The combination of CenturyLink’s world-class CDN with Streamroot’s proven peer-to-peer technology provides broadcasters a robust and scalable OTT delivery solution, and ushers in a new standard for large-scale video delivery to audiences around the world.”

Back in February, CenturyLink was named as the top US carrier Ethernet provider, growing its port base by 12% according to figures from Vertical Systems Group. AT&T was second, while Verizon came third. Spectrum Enterprise, Comcast, and Windstream round out the top six.

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