Surpasses previous peak traffic record by over 20 percent

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#CDN--Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW),

a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that it

delivered record online traffic levels on Tuesday, March 14, 2017,

across its global content delivery network (CDN).

Limelight surpassed the previous record for peak traffic, which was set

on December 13, 2016, by over 20 percent. Limelight also surpassed its

previous record for total sustained traffic delivered over a 24-hour

period, set on December 25, 2016, by more than 15 percent. The previous

records were driven by seasonal volume from significant one-time events.

In contrast, yesterday’s records were driven by Limelight receiving a

larger share of pre-planned and routine traffic from several of

Limelight’s largest customers.

“We’re delighted that our customers continue to entrust us with a

growing share of their traffic,” said Dan Carney, senior vice president

of operations at Limelight. “We believe that we are delivering more

traffic this year due to the significant performance improvements we’ve

gained through software optimization and the continued expansion of our

global footprint. Software optimization has allowed us to expand

capacity at dramatically lower capex levels. The investments we’ve made

in our global network resulted in improved quality for our customers,

even in the face of high traffic demand. These quality improvements are

evident by the continued reduction in calls to our help desk, even as

traffic grows.”

Over the last year, Limelight has expanded its network capacity by over

50 percent, its server capacity by over 70 percent, and introduced new

key software capabilities and enhancements to meet growing customer

demands. Limelight is also consistently rated as one of the leading

providers by Cedexis, a third-party performance testing site.

About Limelight

Limelight Networks, a global leader in

digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online

audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver

digital content, on any device. The company’s award winning Limelight

Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery

technology and services that helps organizations secure digital content,

deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness,

drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing

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Ted Weismann, 617-986-5009