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Verizon Digital Media Services to expand the Edgecast Content Delivery Network into New Zealand

Posted on 5-Apr-2017 07:33 | Filed under: News

Verizon Digital Media Services has collaborated with Megaport (Australia) Pty Ltd to expand the Verizon Edgecast Content Delivery Network (CDN) with a new point of presence (PoP) in Auckland, New Zealand.

The new PoP supports live streaming, video-on-demand delivery, application delivery, dynamic content acceleration and security services. "Our continued investment in the Asia-Pacific and Oceanic regions ensures that high-quality content, such as online videos, can be delivered with ease to users, worldwide," said Kyle Okamoto, chief network officer for Verizon Digital Media Services. "Megaport is the ideal partner for our expansion in New Zealand, with a strong local presence, strategic network relationships and a robust internet exchange already in place."

The new PoP boasts the scalability to serve any Megaport Internet Exchange (MegaIX) member in New Zealand and enables direct connections with additional partner networks. Now, MegaIX member networks can provision connectivity to the Edgecast CDN in a matter of minutes. The PoP also ensures Verizon Digital Media Services customers can efficiently deliver large files — including video, shopping and gaming — cost efficiently, securely and reliably.

"We have enjoyed a long, strategic relationship with Verizon Digital Media Services, partnering successfully all around the world to enable fast, dependable access to content in an on-demand ordering process that can efficiently scale with business needs," said Belle Lajoie, executive vice president Asia Pacific at Megaport. "By localizing content delivered through the Edgecast CDN in New Zealand, we are bringing interconnectivity to a new level. The new Verizon PoP is a welcome addition to the country."

Verizon Digital Media Services is a member of all worldwide MegaIX locations. In 2016, Verizon began utilizing Megaport Internet Exchanges in Sydney, Melbourne, and Singapore, and the Megaport Network in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Ashburn and Dallas.