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Limelight Networks Sets New Online Traffic Delivery Record

Surpasses previous peak traffic record by over 20 percent

TEMPE, Ariz(16 Mar 2017)

Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that it delivered record online traffic levels on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, across its global content delivery network (CDN). 

Limelight surpassed the previous record for peak traffic, which was set on December 13, 2016, by over 20 percent. Limelight also surpassed its previous record for total sustained traffic delivered over a 24-hour period, set on December 25, 2016, by more than 15 percent. The previous records were driven by seasonal volume from significant one-time events. In contrast, yesterday’s records were driven by Limelight receiving a larger share of pre-planned and routine traffic from several of Limelight’s largest customers.

“We’re delighted that our customers continue to entrust us with a growing share of their traffic,” said Dan Carney, senior vice president of operations at Limelight. “We believe that we are delivering more traffic this year due to the significant performance improvements we’ve gained through software optimization and the continued expansion of our global footprint. Software optimization has allowed us to expand capacity at dramatically lower capex levels. The investments we’ve made in our global network resulted in improved quality for our customers, even in the face of high traffic demand. These quality improvements are evident by the continued reduction in calls to our help desk, even as traffic grows.”

Over the last year, Limelight has expanded its network capacity by over 50 percent, its server capacity by over 70 percent, and introduced new key software capabilities and enhancements to meet growing customer demands. Limelight is also consistently rated as one of the leading providers by Cedexis, a third-party performance testing site.

About Limelight
Limelight Networks, a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content, on any device. The company’s award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations secure digital content, deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit, read our blog, follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn and be sure to visit Limelight Connect.