Limelight Networks opens 100th PoP

22 May 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Limelight Networks has opened its 100th point of presence (PoP) as its global CDN capacity increases by 40% to 42Tbps.

The provider of edge cloud services’ global network capacity has increased by 40% since January 2018 and its PoP expansion lowers latency for edge-cloud solutions.

“At Limelight, we’re passionate about delivering the highest quality online video and edge cloud services. Our increased footprint and dispersed infrastructure provides fast connectivity around the world to best meet the growing demands for low latency video delivery,” said Dan Carney, senior vice president of network operations at Limelight.

“While still in its early stages, we’re pleased with our expansion plans and our work with Ericsson in building out new PoPs in locations that are most important to our customers and to meet increasing traffic.”

In addition to expanding the number of PoP locations around the globe, Limelight’s technology is also embedded deeper into service provider networks through its partnership with Ericsson. This strategic initiative reduces latency even further and increases online video quality. 

Limelight's edge cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions benefit from a high speed private global network with the capacity, coverage, and performance to deliver the most latency sensitive applications including high quality video. The network features one of the highest cache hit ratios in the industry, solid state drive (SSD) storage, and a 100GbE private fibre backbone that’s connected to approximately 1,000 ISP and last-mile networks.