NTT DOCOMO Selects Limelight’s CDN to Enhance Streaming Video Delivery

Mobile operator NTT DOCOMO from Japan has adopted Limelight Networks’ EdgeXtend content delivery network solution. This CDN solution would allow NTT DOCOMO to expand its content business and improve user experiences for thousands of viewers across Japan.

DOCOMO can simply boost content delivery to its clients by storing material from its network of 13 services using Limelight’s EdgeXtend CDN solution. Caching material on-network would greatly decrease the requirement to retrieve content from a remote origin, which can save money. Furthermore, providing high-quality information from local on-net servers would lower latency while boosting reliability.

DOCOMO can now improve streaming video distribution with the extra performance benefits of Limelight’s CDN software and Edge Cache hardware inside their own network. Furthermore, operations may easily balance steady-state and fail-over traffic, as well as prioritize specific types of traffic delivery.

“We can deliver valuable content from Limelight’s high-performance cache embedded in our network,” said Takashi Ito, General Manager of the Service Design Department at DOCOMO. “It enables us to grow our business, meet increased traffic demands, provide a better user experience for our customers, and reduce costs.”

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“By bringing high value streaming video closer to its end users, DOCOMO is able to reach large volumes of subscribers from locations that will allow for the best possible viewing experience,” said Takayuki Tadokoro, Japan Country Manager at Limelight Networks.

As a global provider of content delivery and edge AppOps solutions, Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW) is offering sophisticated tools and services to optimize and deliver digital experiences at the edge. They are a trusted partner to the world’s top businesses, providing streaming sporting events, worldwide movie releases, video games, and file downloads for new phone apps to their global clients. Limelight Networks provides edge services leveraging one of the biggest, best-optimized private networks with a worldwide team of industry specialists.

“By bringing high value streaming video closer to its end users, DOCOMO is able to reach large volumes of subscribers from locations that will allow for the best possible viewing experience,” said Takayuki Tadokoro, Japan Country Manager at Limelight Networks.DOCOMO is a great example of how to most efficiently grow business and tap into new revenue opportunities from the next-generation digital and media services.”

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