Global network provider Level 3 Communications will deploy its content delivery network (CDN) nodes into data centres connecting to the SEACOM Pan-African IP/MPLS network. This will provide African end-users with faster access to web pages, music, videos and other online content.
The content delivery network is a system of servers deployed in several data centres across the internet that reduces the amount of time it takes for the host server to receive, process, and deliver on a request for a page resource.
Using these CDN nodes, Level 3 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) interconnected wit SEACOMâ€™s IP/MPLS network will get high quality content as the system of servers deployed in several data centres across the internet reduce latency.
Mark Tinka, SEACOMâ€™s Head of Engineering says: â€œWeâ€™re excited to work with Level 3 to enable our operator and ISP customers to improve their quality of service and provide a better experience to their end-users.â€
SEACOMâ€™s IP/MPLS network was recognised as the Best Pan-Africa Initiative at the 2013 AfricaCom Awards. By bringing content directly to the continent via Level 3â€™s CDN nodes, SEACOM is providing an even better and more comprehensive service to the African telecom industry.