Verizon announced today that it has expanded its Partner Port Program in order to grant content owners and aggregators worldwide access to its global IP network.

"Content owners worldwide can benefit from the hard-wired links between their servers and our global network," said Quintin Lew, senior vice president of marketing for Verizon Global Wholesale. "Because our global IP network is just as available in Frankfurt or Tokyo as it is in New York City or Dallas, it makes sense to facilitate great content delivery from anywhere in the world, to the benefit of both the content companies and our end users.”

Last year, Verizon Global Wholesale began offering direct links between content servers and Verizon's domestic U.S. network to provide faster, more responsive, low-latency connections.

Verizon said those direct links, marketed as the Partner Port Program, have increased content traffic to more than 500 gigabytes per second of traffic on its network.

Verizon expanded the platform worldwide under the name International Partner Port Program.

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