Internap and Level 3 both had dual CDN and data wins over the past day or so:
We haven't heard too much lately from colo and IP services specialist Internap Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP, news, filings), and especially not from its CDN products. Today though they announced an interesting streaming win with Ottawa's Carleton University, which serves some 24,000 students. Carleton has long dabbled in distance learning, having started with Carleton University Television all the way back in 1978, progressing into DVDs and podcasts, and has now adopted an Adobe Flash streaming platform. Internap's CDN services will be helping them handle the expected surge in traffic levels. Internap also won a separate education related deal with Apex Learning, which offers online curriculum to some 4500 school districts. Apex will use their colo and IP services to support a new disaster recovery site.
And Level 3 just keeps on racking up the gaming wins, this morning with Bigpoint GmbH - yes, yet another European based gaming company. Bigpoint is a big player in the browser-based game segment of the industry, which is a bit different than the various massively multiplayer online games they have had much success with. Level 3 will be providing CDN and caching services worldwide in support of their portal. Yesterday Level 3 also won an expanded contract for mid-market IP services with Springs Hosting, a managed hosting provider in Colorado Springs.
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