Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and Level 3 Communications have signed an agreement for Internet localisation services, enabling TM to cache high-demand content locally on its network, enhancing Internet connectivity, network efficiency, reliability and security.
As an extension of its high-speed Internet services, Level 3's Internet Localisation service combines the company's content delivery network (CDN) with deep edge caching and high-speed IP to efficiently route traffic on TM's network. Internet localisation ensures that bandwidth-intensive content, such as high-definition video, is readily accessible online.
According to industry research conducted by Cisco, 90% of global consumer Internet traffic will be driven by video by 2015 (VNI Forecast Highlights Tool, 2010-2015). Traditional Internet architectures may restrict the ability of the industry to deliver on this growing demand for high-quality digital content, resulting in service degradation and poor viewing quality as content has to travel over a longer distance on remote networks.
"The rapidly increasing consumption of high-bandwidth content is changing the Internet landscape and altering the way communications providers configure and manage their network infrastructure," said Gary Breauninger, Level 3's group vice president of Strategic Enterprise and Wholesale Sales. "By leveraging the global reach of the Level 3 network to deliver content closer to high-demand population centres, we are able to dramatically improve content access and provide a richer Internet experience."