Network Next is a start-up based in Santa Monica that recently raised $4.4 million to create a better internet for games. They’ve created a unique technology that finds the fastest, most consistent route for each player and are working closely with Limelight to make this vision a reality.
The internet of today is not optimized for games. It favors static and streaming content, with heavy throughput demands, over real-time applications such as online multiplayer games, which require the lowest latency possible. Network Next is changing this through better, faster game performance.
Network Next’s technology integrates directly into a game and uses Limelight’s edge cloud solution to provide the best online gaming experience for players. Network Next technology steers game traffic across Limelight’s network via Limelight Points-of-Presence throughout the U.S. These edge nodes are directly connected to game origin data centers to significantly reduce latency and improve consistency for players.