Report: Apple to Pay ISPs to Create a Content Delivery Network

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It’s long been rumored that Apple is building its own content delivery network (CDN), and now it appears that the company is negotiating paid interconnection deals with “some of the largest ISPs in the US” in order to deliver Apple content to consumers. Dan Rayburn, an analyst with extensive contacts in the CDN and Internet service provider industries, reported on Apple’s latest moves today. Apple has not responded to a request for comment from Ars. “In February I blogged about a new group formed inside of Apple last year, tasked with building out their own CDN to deliver Apple software updates, apps and other Apple related content,” Rayburn wrote. “Since my post, Apple has been very busy with their build-out deploying a lot of boxes running Apache Traffic Server and buying a ton of transit, co-location, wavelengths and other infrastructure services.”

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