Pacnet introduces new content delivery network service

Pacnet, Asia’s business telecommunications service
provider, has launched Pacnet CDN, its latest content delivery network (CDN)

“Every day, tens of millions of media-rich websites
on the World Wide Web are battling for the attention of consumers around the
world. To help increasingly web-enabled businesses capture and engage their
audience, we have launched Pacnet CDN, a turnkey solution that utilizes our
unsurpassed subsea network coverage and state-of-the-art data centers to
distribute rich digital content at the speed of light and optimize applications
hosted in the Cloud,” said Bill Barney, chief executive officer of Pacnet.

Pacnet CDN accelerates the Internet experience by bringing
digital content closer to the user. Through a network of CDN Points of Presence
(PoP) located across the Asia Pacific region, the service will deliver the
latest content from the CDN PoP closest to the user. This will enable users to
enjoy faster-loading websites, lag-free high-definition streaming media and
rapid file downloads.

Pacnet CDN is backed by Pacnet’s interconnected,
high-speed hosting facilities across Asia Pacific, including its Data Landing
Stations, and also Pacnet’s robust subsea and IP network infrastructure. Pacnet
CDN is also supported by technology from EdgeCast, a leading provider of CDN

With full end-to-end control of the CDN network, Pacnet
has the speed and flexibility to scale up quickly to meet the demands of
customers and deliver a complete one-stop, digital content distribution
solution. In addition, Pacnet’s customers benefit from increased efficiency and
greater cost savings that comes with the company’s ownership and operation of
the core CDN infrastructure.

Pacnet’s first CDN PoPs are in Japan, Singapore, Hong
Kong and Australia, with additional nodes added in the coming months that will
span 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region, making it the region’s most
extensive CDN deployment by a telecommunications service provider on its
wholly-owned network and hosting infrastructure.

Japan is the gateway for traffic between Asia and North
America and is at the center of the explosive growth of digital content
traversing the Pacific Ocean. It is also a key location in Pacnet’s CDN
strategy as in Asia, the Japan CDN PoP is the closest PoP to the US, hence it
will be the primary PoP that will accelerate the Internet experience of users
in North America who are accessing content from other locations in Asia.

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