EdgeCast selects Geo Networks to deploy CDN in London

Content delivery network operator EdgeCast Networks has chosen dark fiber from Geo Networks to deploy new infrastructure for transferring media files and applications to its ISP customers in London, says Geo.

Feb 24th, 2012

Content delivery network operator EdgeCast Networks has chosen dark fiber from Geo Networks to deploy new infrastructure for transferring media files and applications to its ISP customers in London, says Geo.

This two-year deal sees Geo provide a resilient, low-latency network directly between EdgeCast data centers in London. Three fiber pairs, one of which is a diverse route, connect the Telecity sites in Docklands, with a fourth route traveling to Telehouse East.

"The Geo network enables us to confidently transfer content to our customers with the knowledge that it is secure and will be delivered quickly to their end users. Geo’s historic high network availability levels were a key consideration," said Mike Kleiman, CFO at EdgeCast.

Routed via the London sewer system, the Geo-managed network offers EdgeCast a cost-effective, dedicated infrastructure that guarantees its data is physically separately from other carrier routes, Geo asserts. This ensures fast content delivery and zero traffic congestion, which is essential for meeting the demanding needs of the company’s more than 4,000 customers, who require rich media content without delay, the company adds.

"As people continue to consume prolific media of all types, CDNs are faced with the challenge of delivering content faster than ever. Our network offers a unique solution which ensures security, reliability and speed," said Caroline Ward, group director of sales at Geo. "This is the second large CDN client we have signed in this sector and we are continuing to see demand from similar companies looking for ways to deploy London-based or national infrastructures for content delivery."

Geo says the previous win in this sector was with US-based Limelight.

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