LAS VEGAS — Tom Leighton, co-founder and chief scientist of Akamai, says that television content will delivered primarily over the Internet in rich, interactive forms.
But how will the Internet support the enormous demands for bandwidth, asks our Daisy Whitney when she spoke with Leighton on the floor of the NAB conference on Tuesday:
He says that files distributed from central data centers won't scale. He says a distributed network of servers, placed on the "edge" of the Internet is the solution. This is the business of Akamai, which has over 60,000 servers located in 750 cities around the globe.
Shares in the company's stock hit a 52-week high today.
Andy Plesser, Executive Producer