Verizon Digital Media Expands into New Zealand

Verizon Digital Media Services has collaborated with Megaport (ASX:MP1), a global provider of software defined networking (SDN), to expand ...

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Verizon Digital Media CDN Tapped for VR Hub

Verizon Digital Media Services has collaborated with Megaport (ASX:MP1), a global provider of software defined networking (SDN), to expand the Verizon Edgecast content delivery network (CDN) with a new point of presence (PoP) in Auckland, New Zealand. The new PoP supports live streaming, VOD delivery, application delivery, dynamic content acceleration and security services.

"Our continued investment in the Asia-Pacific and Oceanic regions ensures that high-quality content, such as online videos, can be delivered with ease to users, worldwide," said Kyle Okamoto, chief network officer for Verizon Digital Media Services. "Megaport is the ideal partner for our expansion in New Zealand, with a strong local presence, strategic network relationships and a robust internet exchange already in place."

The new PoP is intended to scale to serve any Megaport Internet Exchange (MegaIX) member in New Zealand and to enable direct connections with additional partner networks.

"We have enjoyed a long, strategic relationship with Verizon Digital Media Services, partnering successfully all around the world to enable fast, dependable access to content in an on-demand ordering process that can efficiently scale with business needs," said Belle Lajoie, executive vice president Asia Pacific at Megaport. "By localizing content delivered through the Edgecast CDN in New Zealand, we are bringing interconnectivity to a new level. The new Verizon PoP is a welcome addition to the country."

In 2016, Verizon began utilizing Megaport exchanges in Sydney, Melbourne, and Singapore, and the Megaport Network in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, Ashburn and Dallas.

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