Limelight Networks, a leading content delivery network for digital media, today announced it has established a wholly-owned Japanese subsidiary, Limelight Networks Japan, Inc., with headquarters located in Tokyo. Limelight Networks Japan is headed by Shinji Tsukamoto, president of the new firm, which will focus on providing Limelight's digital content delivery network (CDN) services to Japanese customers and partners.
"There is a strong demand in Japan for the Internet distribution of video, music, games, social media and e-commerce," said David Hatfield, senior vice president of worldwide sales, marketing and services at Limelight Networks. "From our Japanese subsidiary, we will be able to deliver world-class customer service for Japanese media, entertainment and e-commerce companies that require real-time content delivery across multiple platforms and browsers to audiences of any size, and the ability to cost-effectively scale their capacity to accommodate high growth."
"About 90 percent of Internet connections in Japan are now broadband, so leveraging a CDN to store and transport large files such as video, games and software downloads with high performance, reliability and cost effectiveness is critical for our customers," said Tsukamoto. "I am excited to be heading up Limelight Japan and look forward to addressing the market opportunities here for Limelight's leading solutions for rich media content delivery."
Tsukamoto is a seasoned executive in the Japanese Internet media and advertising industry. Prior to joining Limelight, he was senior director of Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions. Before that, he held positions as executive director, president, and chief operating officer of Critical Path Japan. His 14-year career in the technology industry also includes management positions in the Internet business segment of Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
About Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks is a high-performance content delivery network for digital media, providing massively scalable, global delivery solutions for on-demand and live Internet distribution of video, music, games and social media. Limelight Networks' infrastructure is optimized for the large object sizes, large content libraries, and large audiences associated with compelling rich media content. Limelight is the content delivery network of choice for more than 700 of the world's top media companies, including Akimbo, Amazon Unbox(TM), Belo Interactive, Brightcove, "BuyMusic" @ Buy.com, DreamWorks, LLC, Facebook, FOXNews.com, IFILM, ITV Play, Metacafe, MSNBC.com, MySpace, NC Interactive, Valve Software, Radio Free Virgin and Xbox Live. For more information, visit www.llnw.com.