SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Broadband plans to strengthen its content delivery network (CDN) business. The second largest broadband Internet provider in Korea in terms of the number of subscribers announced on July 16 that it will exclusively provide CDN service to Seoul Digital University which boasts the largest number of online students among online universities in Korea.
SK Broadband has already secured a deal with EBS, Korea’s public learning channel. Since June, SK Broadband has distributed all forms of video-on-demand contents and over-the-air TV programs for mobile and web users using its CDN network.
For the Seoul Digital University students, SK Broadband will offer CDN and cloud services through which they can watch high-definition video contents with a variety of devices including computers, smartphones and smart TVs.
By providing CDN services to premier online education content providers, SK Broadband figures it would be able to promote its CDN capabilities in and outside Korea and gain a foothold in overseas markets.
CDN service is a network technology providing optimum delivery routes to customers by diversifying traffic among different Internet service providers for the fast and stable transmission of high-quantity contents. Since 2012, SK Broadband has provided low-cost and high-efficiency CDN services by using its own network infrastructure with talented manpower in CDN development and operation.
Especially last September, it commercialized a CDN platform based on open API together with SK Telecom’s Network Technology R&D Center to provide more stable CDN services to its customers even in a situation of sudden traffic increase.
An official at SK Broadband said, “As our stable and reliable CDN service is recognized by EBS, Korea’s best-known learning content provider, we will do our best to offer best CDN services to Seoul Digital University. Along with this, we will accelerate our advancement into global CDN markets further.”
By John Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org)