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Company

Level 3 owns and operates a global Tier-1 network and - logically - their CDN runs on top of it. Level 3 CDN has POPs on all continents and their product focus is on video and large object delivery. Level 3 CDN is part of the Google Cloud CDN Interconnect.
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Products

View the table below for more insight into Level 3 products.
Hover over/touch the product to view a short description.

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Not available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Video Delivery
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Video Delivery
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Not available/supported

Network

Level 3 has a relatively high number of POPs across the globe, including in several Latin America countries, South Africa, Middle East and Asia
Level 3 network map

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Region POPs Locations
North America 30 United States Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Cincinnati - Cleveland - Dallas - Denver - Fargo - Herndon - Houston - Lanham - McLean - Miami - Minneapolis - Newark - New York - Orlando - Philadelphia - Phoenix - Pittsburgh - Raleigh - San Francisco - San Jose - Seattle - Sioux Falls - St. Louis - Tustin - Washington D.C.
Canada Montreal - Toronto
Latin America 9 Argentina Buenos Aires
Ecuador Quito
Brazil Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo
Chile Santiago
Colombia Bogota - Medellin
Mexico Mexico City
Peru Lima
Europe 38 Austria Vienna
Belgium Brussels
Bulgaria Sofia
Switzerland Zurich
Czech Republic Prague
Germany Berlin - Dusseldorf - Frankfurt - Hamburg - Munich
Denmark Copenhagen
Spain Barcelona - Madrid - Valencia
Finland Helsinki
France Marseille - Paris
United Kingdom Aberdeen - Birmingham - Glasgow - Hayes - Leeds - London - Milton Keynes - Slough - Woking
Hungary Budapest
Ireland Belfast - Dublin
Iceland Reykjavik
Italy Milan
Netherlands Amsterdam
Norway Oslo
Poland Warsaw
Romania Bucharest
Sierra Leone Bratislava
Sweden Stockholm
Russia & CIS 4 Russia Moscow - Novosibirsk - Omsk - Yekaterinburg
Asia, excl China 8 Hong Kong Hong Kong
Japan Tokyo
Indonesia Surabaya
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Philippines Manila
Singapore Singapore
Taiwan Taipei
Vietnam Hanoi
China 0
Oceania 1 Australia Sydney
Middle-East 5 United Arab Emirates Dubai - Fujairah
Oman Muscat
Qatar Doha
Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Africa 4 South Africa Cape Town - Johannesburg
Kenya Mombasa
Djibouti Djibouti

Pricing

Level 3 provides custom pricing packages based on specific customer needs. You can receive a tailor made quote by contacting their sales team.
Level 3 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 Level 3 supports.
Hover over/touch the feature name to view a short description.

  • Available/supported = Yes
  • Partially = Sort of/partially
  • Not available/supported = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported 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 Not available/supported No global Anycast
HTTP/2 Not available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Available/supported 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 Partially
Cache control - client caching 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 Available/supported Instant
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Analytics Available/supported
Log files Available/supported
tooltip Logs are 24h delayed
API Partially Purge, analytics, configuration (but limited)
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported
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 Partially Yes, but not public
Humans Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support

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