Level 3 Launches New High-Speed Content Upload Service

Level 3 Communications has announced that it will offer its Content Delivery Network (CDN) customers a new High-Speed Content Upload service that enables rapid uploading of multimedia content to the Level 3 Origin Storage Platform.

Level 3 has augmented its Origin Storage offering to facilitate the upload and delivery of large files at speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps). To deliver this new service, Level 3 selected Aspera Inc.’s innovative fasp transport technology for its ability to move data at extremely high speeds, regardless of file size, network conditions and transfer distance. Level 3 is the first CDN provider to fully deploy Aspera’s high-speed file transfer technology solution.

With a single 1 Gbps bandwidth connection, Level 3 CDN customers can move a terabyte of data – equivalent to approximately 1,000 full-length feature movies – from New York to Los Angeles in just over two hours.

“Level 3 has one of the most-connected fiber networks in the world,” said Cary Capece, senior vice president of Sales and Business Development at Aspera. “Aspera’s next-generation fasp transport technology combined with Level 3’s CDN provides customers with maximum ingest and transfer speeds, reliability and security – exactly what companies are looking for from their content delivery provider.”

The High-Speed Content Upload service comes at no additional cost to Level 3 CDN customers who use Level 3’s Origin Storage service, a solution that allows customers to outsource the storage and management of their multimedia content.

“We continually look for ways to expand our CDN service portfolio to meet our customer’s growing online needs,” said Peter Neill, senior vice president of Level 3’s Content Markets Group. “Aspera has been a fantastic company to work with, and our new High-Speed Content Upload service is a significant enhancement to our end-to-end content delivery workflow.”

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