TeliaSonera Partners With EdgeCast for CDN

May 14th, 2013 by · Leave a Comment

EdgeCast has won a big victory in its campaign to supply the CDN technology underlying telecommunications networks around the world. The Swedish giant TeliaSonera has partnered with them for managed CDN and site acceleration capabilities while adding their unparalleled Nordic depth to EdgeCast's global reach.

teliasonera network mapA few years ago, Teliasonera was preparing to roll its own CDN much as many other large networks around the world planned to do. However, the telco-CDN land rush petered at least in terms of public attention, and as data traffic continues to rise they apparently have come to realize that reinventing the wheel was less important than having the technology.

Both companies will make significant investments under the agreement to build a Nordic CDN.  Teliasonera will of course be supplying the regional assets and EdgeCast the software and CDN federation with its own network and other partherns.  Both companies benefit, with TeliaSonera gaining greater capabilities in managing their data traffic flows and costs and EdgeCast getting deeper into Scandanavia plus of course a possibly meaningful revenue opportunity.

Since formally rolling out the capability last year, EdgeCast now powers the CDNs for several large network operators in addition to its own. Publicly on that list are Pacnet, DT, TELIN, and now Teliasonera.  They also have relationships at various levels with other network operators.

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