Verizon’s Acquisition Of EdgeCast Now Complete

In December, Verizon announced their plans to acquire CDN provider EdgeCast in a deal valued at $400M. Less than a month later, Verizon get regulatory approval for the deal and the acquisition of EdgeCast is now complete. EdgeCast’s brand name is going to stick around, at least for the time being, and the official name for EdgeCast’s CDN service is very simply “Verizon EdgeCast”. I’ll have further details in the coming weeks on the Verizon/EdgeCast integration, Verizon’s go to market strategy and my thoughts after getting hands-on with Verizon’s video ecosystem platform for broadcasters.