07 June 2007
Singapore, 7 June 2007 - StarHub today announced a partnership with US-based Limelight Networks, a leading provider of solutions for the delivery of rich media content via the Internet, that will enhance the online surfing experience of StarHub’s MaxOnline broadband customers as they access rich media content hosted over Limelight's Content Delivery Network (CDN).
This partnership, whose benefits are made available to customers through StarHub's comprehensive Internet hosting programme Velocity, ensures that MaxOnline customers get optimal streaming and surfing experience when accessing CDN-hosted content from top media companies. StarHub’s broadband customers will be able to stream and download content at ultra-high broadband speeds since the content is made available via direct connection within Singapore to Limelight’s CDN.
We are delighted to work closely with Limelight Networks to bring richer media content to our MaxOnline customers," said Mr Thomas Ee, Senior Vice President, Cable, Fixed and IP Services at StarHub. "Limelight Networks is a major international player in the digital content delivery business and to be working with them speaks volumes for the value of StarHub's Velocity programme and for the capabilities of our sophisticated cable broadband network."
Said Matthew Sturgess, Vice President, Asia-Pacific, at Limelight Networks, " Singapore has a very sophisticated broadband infrastructure, and there is a strong and consistent demand by users to access video, music, games, software downloads and social media content quickly and seamlessly. By working closely with StarHub, we are making our next-generation Content Delivery Network available to deliver large libraries of rich content to StarHub's broadband customers, improving their online experience and enriching their digital lifestyles."
Limelight Networks is a leading content delivery network for digital media, and its Content Delivery Network is a highly scalable platform for the distribution of video, music, games, downloads, and social media content to massive audiences worldwide. Limelight has expanded its operations recently by establishing its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore .
Velocity is a comprehensive Internet hosting programme designed to cater to the needs of content and value-added service providers. Through Velocity, StarHub provides high quality connectivity through its Tier-1 Internet Exchange. Velocity is also carrier-neutral, as it is aimed at enabling content providers with the flexibility to decide where they can host their services.