Optus and Level 3 announce CDN collaboration

3 Jun 2015

Level 3 Communications has partnered with Optus Wholesale and Satellite in order to provide deep-edge caching services that will enable Optus to locally cache high-demand content on its network. In a press release confirming the development, the companies claimed that the partnership will give Optus quicker access to content, while growing Level 3’s content delivery network (CDN) capacity in Australia by 300%. As a result of the collaboration, meanwhile, Optus will reportedly be able to offer its customers ‘faster deliveries and improved delivery completion rates as well as scale on demand to handle traffic spikes without affecting quality’. In addition, it has also been confirmed that Optus will be able to resell Level 3’s CDN services across Australia.

Commenting on the matter, Rob Parcell, managing director of Optus Wholesale and Satellite, said: ‘It’s critical for Optus Wholesale and Satellite to be able to facilitate content delivery from customers to end-users efficiently and in a way that elevates the end-user experience. Through Level 3’s CDN, we are able to improve the consumption of video, music, photo and data content over the internet, not just locally within Australia, but also across the globe.’