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Ericsson launches plug-in media delivery CDN platform

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Ericsson's latest Mobility Report indicates that networks are suffering from increased strain as video becomes an ever more dominating force in network traffic, with an expected growth of 55% each year to 2019. This growth impacts network profitability requiring costly infrastructure investments.

As a result, ­Ericsson says that it is establishing a partnership program for global CDNs, essentially creating a plug-in ecosystem for operators. Limelight Networks, CDNetworks and ChinaCache are the first to announce they will integrate their systems with the Ericsson content delivery solution.

These global CDN partnerships will enable operators to improve the efficiency of content delivery by creating a system that extends the CDN into their network.

Ove Anebygd, Vice President and Head of Solution Area Media, Ericsson, said: "Today's CDNs must be able to deliver all types of content in an ultra-efficient way in order to cope with the pressures of the TV Anywhere era. The convergence of global CDNs with operator networks propels content delivery forward to a new level of effectiveness, and enables the media industry to optimize broadcast potential with the continued explosion of available video content. We have created these partnerships to help operators and content providers to forge even stronger links so that they can continue to deliver the right services to the right audiences at the right time."

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