The content delivery network market is heating up as users feed off content sites and carriers look for better ways to manage their networks to support explosive bandwidth demand. Could patent infringement lawsuits become the next hallmark of the CDN market? That may already be the case, with Akamai having sued Limelight Networks and two previous companies, and Level 3 Communications having also recently sued Limelight.
Akamai has been particularly successful in protecting one of its patents, as Light Reading's Contentinople notes. Though India's Tata recently entered the market, will the patent battles scare away further newcomers?
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