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Equinix inks deal with Ericsson to ramp up video content delivery

14 Sep 2017

In a new partnership announced this week, Ericsson will deploy its Unified Delivery Network (UDN) solution in Equinix’s data centers and across its business ecosystem of network service, cloud and conten providers, and enterprises.

Currently, Equinix operates more than 180 data centers across five continents that service over 9,500 companies.

Ericsson UDN is currently deployed in 14 Equinix locations across Asia, America and Europe today, and the solution will be deployed in eight more locations this year.

The two companies will also extend their new relationship to work together on future innovation projects, including possible collaboration on new technologies developed in Ericsson Silicon Valley.

Charles Meyers, president of Strategy, Services and Innovation, Equinix, says “With the addition of Ericsson UDN, our customers can more easily deploy a CDN that securely distributes customized content with consistent, reliable and secure on-demand performance.”

UDN is a G-CDN ecosystem that aggregates network capabilities into the public domain, allowing services to be optimized and scaling the delivery of over-the-top (OTT) services and video content.

Equinix says UDN technology can also meet consumer concerns and demands for higher quality content and constant QoE across connected devices.

According to Equinix, UDN addresses these demands with last mile edge delivery, allowing content and service providers to optimize services and scale the delivery of high-quality content and advanced services including 4K, Ultra High Definition, gaming and virtual reality.

Marcus Bergström, general manager, Unified Delivery Network, Ericsson, says “The last mile nature of our UDN and the location of Equinix facilities in key metros around the world is a perfect fit.”

“This partnership attracts new potential customers for both companies, by enabling them to deploy services closer to end users at the ‘edge’, resulting in higher quality content and more consistent QoE."

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