Level 3 Adds Streaming To Services


Level 3 Communications said Tuesday it has expanded its global content delivery network services portfolio to include streaming of rich media in a variety of formats, and also announced a deal to support Move Networks’ media player.

With its streaming CDN services, the telecommunications company plans to support Microsoft Windows Media, video for Adobe Flash Player, RealNetworks’ RealPlayer and Apple’s QuickTime in addition to Move’s media player.

 Level 3 plans to complete the full integration of the video-management platform it acquired as part of its acquisition of Servecast in the first quarter of 2008. The company claimed its CDN provides the shortest route to 75% of Internet users in the United States.

Since May 2007, Level 3 said, it has deployed 700 gigabits per second of CDN capacity and will top 1 terabit per second by the end of the first quarter of 2008.