Tuesday Bytes: Akamai, Limelight, PacketFabric, Ligado

April 21st, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

Two items from the cloud CDN space, one new CEO, and a spectrum licensing modification:

Akamai is helping The Pokémon Company keep its virtual world safe. The Japanese-based gaming experience company has picked Akamai's Enterprise Threat Protector technology to defend against targeted attacks. The solution blocks unauthorized DNS queries and helps prevent against phishing and malware while still allowing the company's network to work smoothly with many business partners around the world.

Limelight Networks has enhanced its global infrastructure with a couple of new capabilities. This week they introduced a new Live Push service, which ingests and processes live video from SD to 8K resolutions and integrates directly with their CDN. And Limelight also announced plans to expand its low-latency live video delivery with support for CTE from CMAF-derived media workflows. In combination, the new capabilities will boost the company's ability to support live events.

PacketFabric has hired itself a new CEO. Dave Ward, most recently CTO of Engineering over at Cisco, is making the jump from vendor to operator and taking the helm. Current CEO Chad Milam isn't going far though, as he will continue as president and COO. PacketFabric's SDN-powered platform has expanded rapidly throughout today's market, changing how private network connectivity works.

And Ligado Networks has won FCC approval for modification to some of its spectrum licenses. Those L-band frequencies can now officially be leveraged by terrestrial networks without interfering with GPS. The company is hoping to start leasing that spectrum to the operators out there rolling out 5G and implementing other new, bandwidth-hungry technologies like IoT.

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