April 24, 2018 Limelight Networks (Nasdaq: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, has announced the opening of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in South Africa, to drive Limelight’s commitment to building out infrastructure globally and create new industry partnerships in the region. The new PoP is situated at vendor neutral data centre Teraco, alongside Africa’s largest Internet Exchange (IXP), NAPAfrica Johannesburg.
Limelight’s expansion into Africa follows positive signs of online traffic growth within the continent. According to reports, the global mobile Content Delivery Network (CDN) market is predicted to reach $70.3 billion by 2025. This is indicative of the continued growth of online video content, increasing use of internet services and the rise of mobile web access.
Lex Van Wyk, CEO of Teraco said, “CDNs already host a large proportion of global internet traffic and it’s predicted that in five years CDN traffic will exceed 70 percent of total online traffic, making it the new Internet. Limelight is a top global CDN and we are excited to see the impact of their investment into Africa.”