Content delivery network (CDN) provider EdgeCast Networks says its OpenCDN federation platform allows network operators to cache customer content in markets and regions where they have no infrastructure.

Participants in the federation act independently, retaining full control of their network resources and customer relationships. EdgeCast charges no fees to become a participant in the OpenCDN federation. By integrating networks, Edgecast says operators can provide their customers with content that can be accessed anywhere and delivered automatically from the edge server, regardless of which operator owns that server.? 

According to the company, “This is vital as operators look to generate additional revenue without adding network capex or impacting the user experience.” Current participants in the EdgeCast federation include a Tier One North American operator as well Pacnet, a large Asian carriers.

Adds James Segil, president and co-founder, “We have been building and evangelizing this for years, so it’s rewarding to see it working in the real world, with real production traffic and real money changing hands between operators. Federation is core to our telco-enablement strategy, and another step toward our goal of improving the performance, capacity and flexibility of the global Internet.”??

In separate but related news, EdgeCast was granted several patents regarding techniques foundational to CDN interconnection, thus broadening the company’s significant intellectual property portfolio to include CDN federation.?

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