Akamai, a global service provider for accelerating content and applications online, announced that a consistent, high-definition video experience is now possible online via its global content distribution network. Akamaiâ€™s customers are now delivering HD quality content on Akamaiâ€™s uniquely distributed edge delivery network that is specifically tuned for optimal delivery of HD files online.
“As broadband connectivity becomes more ubiquitous, users are demandingâ€“ and frankly should expectâ€“ a high-quality, high-definition video experience on the Internet,” said Mike Afergan, chief technology officer, Akamai. “Delivering premium HD content is a critical way for our customers to attract and delight their audiences in todayâ€™s highly competitive media environment. We are just at the beginning of a very exciting market opportunity for delivering premium HD content. Consumer demand exists, broadband is ready, and businesses are looking for ways to maximize the value of their high-production HD content.”
“Akamaiâ€™s goal is to be able to support 100 Terabits per second of traffic. Our flexible and distributed architecture uniquely positions us to realize that vision and we are aggressively progressing toward that goal,” said Afergan. “We are also committed to the long-term objective of building an ecosystem linking content owners, network providers and video platform players to ensure a superior HD web experience wherever last-mile infrastructure permits.”