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Company

CenturyLink owns and operates a global Tier-1 network and - logically - their CDN runs on top of it. CenturyLink CDN has POPs on all continents and their product focus is on video and large object delivery. CenturyLink CDN is part of the Google Cloud CDN Interconnect.
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Products

View the table below for more insight into CenturyLink products.
Hover over/touch the product to view a short description.

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... No
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes CDN Mesh Delivery
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes CDN Mesh Delivery
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No
WAFWeb Application Firewall No
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown

Network

CenturyLink has a relatively high number of POPs across the globe, including in several Latin America countries, South Africa, Middle East and Asia
CenturyLink network map

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Region POPs Locations
North America 29 United States flag Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Cincinnati - Cleveland - Dallas - Denver - Detroit - Herndon - Houston - Los Angeles - McLean - Miami - Minneapolis - Nashville - Newark - New York - Orlando - Philadelphia - Phoenix - Pittsburgh - Portland - Raleigh - Salt Lake City - San Jose - Seattle - St. Louis - Tampa - Tustin
Latin America 9 Argentina flag Buenos Aires
Ecuador flag Quito
Brazil flag Curitiba - Fortaleza - Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo
Chile flag Santiago
Colombia flag Bogotá
Peru flag Lima
Europe 36 Austria flag Vienna
Belgium flag Brussels
Bulgaria flag Sofia
Switzerland flag Geneva - Zurich
Czech Republic flag Prague
Germany flag Berlin - Dusseldorf - Frankfurt - Hamburg - Munich
Denmark flag Copenhagen
Spain flag Barcelona - Madrid - Valencia
Finland flag Helsinki
France flag Marseille - Paris
United Kingdom flag Birmingham - Brentford - Hayes - Leeds - London - Slough - Woking
Croatia flag Zagreb
Hungary flag Budapest
Ireland flag Dublin
Iceland flag Reykjavik
Italy flag Milan - Rome
Netherlands flag Amsterdam
Norway flag Oslo
Poland flag Warsaw
Romania flag Bucharest
Sweden flag Stockholm
Russia & CIS 0
Asia excl. China 7 Hong Kong flag Hong Kong
Indonesia flag Jakarta
Japan flag Osaka - Tokyo
South Korea flag Seoul
Philippines flag Manila
Singapore flag Singapore
China 0
Oceania 4 Australia flag Brisbane - Melbourne - Perth - Sydney
Middle-East 4 United Arab Emirates flag Dubai - Fujairah
Qatar flag Doha
Israel flag Tel Aviv
Africa 3 South Africa flag Cape Town - Johannesburg
Kenya flag Nairobi

Pricing

CenturyLink provides custom pricing packages based on specific customer needs. You can receive a tailor made quote by contacting their sales team.
CenturyLink CDN pricing

Pricing & contract duration
Minimum contract term 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown

Features

View the tables below for more insight into the features CenturyLink supports.
Hover over/touch the feature name to view a short description.

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Can't sign up and get started. Must talk to sales.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Unknown
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com No No global Anycast
HTTP/2 No
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Sortof/partially Resend from origin only
tooltip Does not compress on the edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin ShieldCDN Guide: Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching Sortof/partially
Cache control - client caching Sortof/partially
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Unknown
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Yes
Log files Yes
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
API Sortof/partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited)
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs
Token authentication Extra costs
Geo blocking Extra costs
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Unknown
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Unknown
IP white/blacklisting Unknown

Support

Customer support
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support

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