Lumen Technologies and J Stream have announced an agreement to deliver secure, scalable and high-performing Content Delivery Network (CDN) services to customers in Japan, a move aimed at providing corporations, broadcasters, and video game and over-the-top (OTT) operators in the country that require large-scale, global distribution of content.
The Asia-Pacific CDN market is experiencing disruptive growth due to the rapidly increasing number of Internet subscribers and consumption of content over smartphones and other portable devices. The CDN market in Asia-Pacific and Japan is projected to record the highest growth rate in 2020, increasing 31.7% year over year, according to IDC.
To support this demand, Lumen recently doubled its CDN footprint in key APAC markets, strengthening its capacity in 11 major cities across the region. In Japan, local points of presence in Osaka and Tokyo promote high-performance delivery of video and web applications, while an in-country network operations centre (NOC) and Japanese customer success teams offer tailored support across the Lumen portfolio.
Additionally, Lumen offers a comprehensive application delivery platform encompassing video and web delivery, mesh delivery technology, multi-CDN orchestration, digital download optimisation, high-performance object-based storage, as well as edge computing. The Lumen CDN is trusted by nine of the world’s 10 largest media companies.
J-Stream was the first company to offer streaming services to Japan since its inception in 1997.