Apple has hired employees with suitable backgrounds to be a part of the new group that the company will be building, their own Content Delivery Network. This could give Apple greater control of their service delivery quality and cost.

Apple is know to rely on Akamai and Level 3 for the delivery of Apply content like apps, iTunes video, and software updates. These reports will, without a doubt, hurt Akamai’s earning expectations as they largely rely on Apple. Akamai is reported to have earned more than $100M last year.

Having its own CDN will give Apple more control and security, and having to control their content means it would be placed among other content syndicators like Microsoft, Netflix, and Google.

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