In its OTT and Multiscreen CDN Vendor Global Market Leaders report, analyst firm SNL Kagan MRG has named Alcatel-Lucent as the leading vendor of content delivery network (CDN) equipment for the on-net CDN market, with the ranking based on the total amount of traffic managed by a vendorâ€™s installed base. The on-net market refers to network operators (including Pay TV providers) who deploy CDN equipment within their own networks and is distinct from off-net CDN, where you use a CDN service from a third-party provider. TELUS and Time Warner Cable are among the customers using Alcatel-Lucentâ€™s Velocix CDN solutions.
Norm Bogen, Director of Research at SNL Kagan MRG, says: â€œOTT and multiscreen technologies have had a tremendous impact on the traditional digital media video delivery industry structure. Operators now have a number of options with which to deploy CDN solutions and MRG believes that they will establish relationships with multiple vendors, mixing on-net with off-net solutions to best manage their own TV and video services as well as that content coming from OTT service providers.â€
Paul Larbey, Head of Alcatel-Lucentâ€™s IP Video business says, â€œWe are delighted to be recognized by SNL Kagan MRG as leading the on-net CDN market. For operators looking to increase the reach of their own Pay TV and video services and increase customer loyalty, on-net CDNs provide the best quality of experience and best return on investment.â€