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Akamai, Limelight decide to drop fight over ancient tech

In a patent spat lasting since 2006, content delivery network providers Akamai and Limelight Networks have broken bread. Ten years on, we must consider the exorbitant volumes of video traffic now traveling over the two respective webs of servers, and also account for the fact one previously contested patent was filed by Akamai in 1999 – bringing us to a possible conclusion in which the technologies are now legacy in an internet era world’s away from the one in which the infringement case began. Terms of the settlement are confidential although the two companies have agreed to license “certain patents” to one another – settling all outstanding legal disputes. Such a sensitive topic as CDNs, relied on by operators and…

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