Limelight Networks® and Bharti Airtel to set up 2 new CDN PoPs in Mumbai and Chennai
• Offers business customers, access to Limelight Networks 25 Delivery Centres and 900 last mile networks across the globe
• Initiative to enhance Internet user experience in the Indian marketplace.
• End users can now look forward to an uninterrupted internet experience, be it a HD movie, online purchases, music, video games or downloading software
New Delhi, January 21, 2010 :Bharti Airtel, Asia’s largest integrated telecom provider today announced a strategic partnership with Limelight Networks® for Content Delivery Network (CDN) services in the Indian market place. The partnership will help Limelight Networks® to expand its access in one of the fastest growing CDN markets and enable its customers, access to Bharti Airtel’s state-of-the-art IP network in India. With this agreement, Bharti Airtel will now be able to offer Indian content producers, industry leading solutions for the delivery of rich media and enterprise applications, as well as direct access to consumers accessing the Internet, over 900 last mile networks that are directly connected to Limelight Networks’ global platform.
The CDN will offer business customers access to Limelight Networks 25 Delivery centres, strategically placed in key networking hubs around the globe. This will enable the combine to offer their customers, the ability to create a high-quality experience for their end-users – without service interruption, whether they’re watching an HD movie, making an online purchase, listening to music, playing a video game, or downloading a software package.
According to Rajan Swaroop Executive Director Enterprise Services, Bharti Airtel, "We are delighted to be able to bring in Limelight Networks’ globally acclaimed services for the Indian market place. The initiative is consistent with our strategy of furthering innovation through industry leading partnerships. All our investments in setting up an international network infrastructure and growing portfolio of services are designed to make Bharti Airtel the communication services partner of choice for global markets. The partnership will help expand our market coverage in the rapidly growing Indian CDN market that is expected to grow to US$ 100 million by 2014.”
According to George Fraser, Vice President, EMEA and Asia, Limelight Networks, "This exclusive, strategic partnership brings together Airtel’s market-leading IP network and deep relationships within the Indian marketplace with our proven content delivery technology and expertise. The Asian CDN market is growing at a rate of 32% y-o-y and this partnership will help Limelight Networks lead the growth in one of the fastest growing emerging markets and partner world class telcos in delivering best in class services.”
Bharti Airtel CDN delivers an unparalleled experience with all forms of content including High Definition (HD), regardless of the volume of Internet traffic. The partnership will enable business customers to offer significantly faster content delivery to all Internet users without increasing their infrastructure costs.As well as utilizing Limelight Networks’ proprietary technology, the Bharti Airtel CDN offers innovative device-detection, mobility and adaptive-streaming technology enabling customers to create a seamless experience for end users regardless of what device they are using.
About Limelight Networks, Inc.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ; LLNW) is trusted by the world's most innovative enterprise, entertainment, technology and software brands to improve the performance and profitability of websites and end-user experiences. Its scalable, on-demand managed infrastructure solutions provide global reach and consistently high availability by routing traffic over a private fibre-optic backbone rather than through the often congested, unpredictable public Internet. For more information, visi thttp://www.limelightnetworks.com, read the company's blog (http://blog.linw.com) or follow @llnw on Twitter.
About Bharti Airtel Limited : Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is among Asia’s leading integrated telecom services providers with operations in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In India, the company had an aggregate of over 120 million customers as of end December 2009, including 118.86 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek.
Bharti Airtel is structured as four strategic business units - Mobile, Telemedia, Enterprise and Digital TV. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 Indian cities. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. The Digital TV business provides Direct-to-Home TV services across India. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 113,326 Rkms covering all the major cities in India. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai and Mumbai that connect two submarine cable systems - i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit www.airtel.in