SANTA MONICA, CA – September 5, 2013 – EdgeCast Networks today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd.’s. Data Communications Business Group (HiNet).
The partnership will enable HiNet to bring a full complement of web acceleration and security services to its business customers throughout Taiwan. In a continuation of the company’s momentum in the telecommunications space, the deal also expands the reach and capacity of EdgeCast’s global network directly into Taiwan.
HiNet will use EdgeCast technology to build a high-performance CDN within Taiwan and provide caching, streaming, acceleration and security services to Taiwanese media and content providers. The Taiwanese CDN will be directly connected to EdgeCast’s global network and to users within HiNet’s regions, dramatically improving global performance for HiNet customers and Taiwan performance for EdgeCast customers.
After a complete assessment of the leaders in the CDN marketplace, HiNet chose EdgeCast as the right fit for the company’s long term needs based on EdgeCast’s features, functionality, and performance.
“EdgeCast’s commitment to performance made them the best partner for us, as we see massive demand for improved site performance and media delivery to Taiwan and around the world,” said Fu-Kuei Chung, President of HiNet.
“We’re very excited to be bringing high-performance CDN to Taiwan with HiNet as our partner,” said James Segil, co-founder and president of EdgeCast Networks. “Not only is this great for HiNet, but it is a huge strategic boost for EdgeCast as well – no other CDN will have the capabilities that we have in this critically important market.”
The partnership offers a very strong solution for content and media companies delivering or planning to deliver into Taiwan, as these companies will see huge improvements in performance across that market of millions of broadband users.
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