Limelight Increases Global Network Egress Capacity to Over 70Tbps

Limelight Networks, a CDN-provider offering services in the field of digital content delivery, video, cloud security, and edge cloud computing, has increased its network egress capacity more than 70 percent in the last year to support the growth of online traffic and the needs of its customers worldwide.

Ersin Galioglu
“With many major media companies launching OTT offerings, we’re adding capacity globally as efficiently as possible to meet the growing demand,” said Ersin Galioglu, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Limelight.

Since January 2019, Limelight Networks has increased egress capacity more than 70 percent to over 70 terabits per second with 130 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) across the globe. Limelight’s expansion, along with the Ericsson Edge Gravity initiative, added new content delivery capabilities in service provider networks in 19 locations across 8 countries: Thailand, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Australia, Turkey and Malaysia.

 Over the last year, efficiency has consistently improved through the use of software innovation and new server technology, says Limelight. The company’s new servers for example would increase the average amount of data delivered per unit of power (megabits per second per watt) “by almost 80 percent,” providing increased capacity and reliability for Limelight’s customers.

Large Media Companies

In addition to efficiency gains, Limelight saw online traffic increase by almost 50 percent in the last year. This strong demand was primarily due to Limelight’s significant involvement in several live and on-demand OTT launches by some of the largest media companies in the world.

“We’re delivering record online traffic and performance levels while expanding in an environmentally responsible way,” said Ersin Galioglu, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Limelight. “With many major media companies launching OTT offerings, we’re adding capacity globally as efficiently as possible to meet the growing demand.”

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