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Lumen CDN is shut down end of 2023. This page is no longer updated.
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Lumen (formerly known as Centurylink or Level 3) owns and operates a global Tier-1 network and - logically - their CDN runs on top of it. Lumen CDN has POPs on many continents and their product focus is on video, large object delivery and edge computing.
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Lumen Products

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

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Extra costs
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... CDN Edge Compute
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) CDN and/or CDN Edge Compute
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB)
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video CDN and/or CDN Mesh Delivery
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization part of CDN Edge Compute
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain
WAFWeb Application Firewall WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Lumen DDoS Hyper (on-demand) and DDoS Mitigation Service
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs CDN Mesh Delivery for Enterprise
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Edge Compute

Lumen Network

Click the country flag icon to navigate to a page showing all CDNs with POP(s) in that country
* = planned POPs
** = multiple POPs

North America 28 locations in 2 countries
United States flag United States Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Cleveland - Dallas - Denver - Detroit - Herndon - Honolulu - Houston - Los Angeles - McLean - Miami - Minneapolis - Nashville - Newark - New York - Orlando - Philadelphia - Phoenix - Pittsburgh - Portland - Salt Lake City - San Jose - Seattle - St. Louis - Tustin
Canada flag Canada Toronto
Latin America 11 locations in 7 countries
Argentina flag Argentina Buenos Aires
Brazil flag Brazil Curitiba - Fortaleza - Rio de Janeiro - São Paulo - Belo Horizonte* - Brasília* - Porto Alegre*
Chile flag Chile Santiago
Colombia flag Colombia Bogotá
Ecuador flag Ecuador Quito - Guayaquil*
Mexico flag Mexico Mexico City - Querétaro
Panama flag Panama Panama City*
Peru flag Peru Lima
Venezuela flag Venezuela Caracas*
Europe 35 locations in 21 countries
Austria flag Austria Vienna
Belgium flag Belgium Brussels
Bulgaria flag Bulgaria Sofia
Switzerland flag Switzerland Geneva - Zurich
Czech Republic flag Czech Republic Prague
Germany flag Germany Berlin - Düsseldorf - Frankfurt - Munich
Denmark flag Denmark Copenhagen
Spain flag Spain Barcelona - Madrid
Finland flag Finland Helsinki
France flag France Marseille - Paris
United Kingdom flag United Kingdom Birmingham - Brentford - Hayes - Leeds - London - Manchester - Slough - Woking
Croatia flag Croatia Zagreb
Hungary flag Hungary Budapest
Ireland flag Ireland Dublin
Iceland flag Iceland Reykjavík
Italy flag Italy Milan - Rome
Netherlands flag Netherlands Amsterdam
Norway flag Norway Oslo
Poland flag Poland Warsaw
Romania flag Romania Bucharest
Sweden flag Sweden Stockholm
Russia & CIS No edge servers
Asia excl. China 7 locations in 6 countries
Hong Kong flag Hong Kong Hong Kong
Indonesia flag Indonesia Jakarta
Japan flag Japan Osaka - Tokyo
South Korea flag South Korea Seoul
Philippines flag Philippines Manila
Singapore flag Singapore Singapore
China No edge servers
Oceania 5 locations in 2 countries
Australia flag Australia Brisbane - Melbourne - Perth - Sydney
New Zealand flag New Zealand Auckland
Middle East 4 locations in 3 countries
United Arab Emirates flag United Arab Emirates Dubai - Fujairah
Qatar flag Qatar Doha
Israel flag Israel Tel Aviv
Africa 3 locations in 2 countries
Egypt flag Egypt Alexandria
South Africa flag South Africa Cape Town - Johannesburg

Lumen Pricing

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

Pricing & contract duration
Minimum contract term Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown

Lumen Features

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

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Web acceleration
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not yet, but coming soon.
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? No longer than 15 minutes - Often instant
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performance No performance degradation when using http(s):// Available with Section product for an additional fee
WebSockets CDN Guide: WebSockets Technology for bidirectional communication in client-server apps
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6?
Compression CDN Guide: Compression Reduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? HTTP and HTTPS.
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Origin Shield CDN Guide: Origin Shield One POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP
Waiting RoomDuring peak traffic, route users to a virtual waiting room
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin FTP, SFTP, rsync. Storage costs apply
Cache control - CDN caching
Cache control - client caching
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve Stale CDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble
Purge CDN Guide: Purge Invalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Instant
Purge - capabilities Purge all but not purge by directory or tag or header
Log files
API Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN
Token authentication
Geo blocking
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content
IP white/blacklisting

Lumen Support

Documentation Yes, but not public
Human support
Status Page

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