Telcos continue shaping CDN future

Are traditional telcos quick enough and nimble enough to succeed in the content delivery network market? StreamingMedia.com's Dan Rayburn (He's also principal CDN analyst at Frost & Sullivan) explores that question and more in a report looking at the panel Rayburn moderated at last week's Content Delivery Summit, a panel stocked with carrier speakers from Deutsche Telekom, Level 3 Communications, Tata Communications and Global Crossing. Rayburn learned that DT eventually may transition from reselling CDN services to running them as an in-house offering, an approach which several other carriers have felt they needed to take.

Carrier activity continues to help re-shape a CDN market that once was dominated by Akamai Technologies. Though Akamai remains the market leader, carriers and other carrier-CDN partnerships may pose a challenge--if in fact carriers can prove that CDN services are a worthwhile business for them.

For more:
- Seeking Alpha has Rayburn's post

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