South Korea's third-largest telco, LG Uplus has started offering a global content delivery network (CDN) service, opening 16 nodes across the world including Asia, Europe, and North America, reported WhoWired Korea. The news read that LG Uplus spent 2 years to build the global CDN network using a home grown technology.
LG Uplus' global CDN footprint will enable content providers to leverage a single carrier to distribute their content globally. The service also allows content providers to manage the service delivery via a set of customized APIs and security modules. The service, said LG Uplus, comes with a Korea-based customer services support that runs 24/7 to cater for around-the-clock operations.
Operator CDN services have progressed significantly in recent years, with more content providers leveraging these services to bring their content as close as possible to the markets they serve, improving end-user experience while reducing internet costs. Last year, Verizon, US' largest Mobile Operator saw its Digital Media Services expanding the capacity of the Verizon EdgeCast CDN, adding more than 20 new points of presence (POP)s across major cities around the world.