Xunlei Limited (Chinese: 迅雷; pinyin: Xùn Léi; literally:
"thunderbolt") is a Chinese multinational technology company and an
online service provider founded in 2003. The subsidiary of Xunlei
Xunlei Networking Technologies, Co., Ltd. (Chinese:
迅雷网络技术有限公司) was formerly known as Sandai
Technologies (Shenzhen) Inc. and changed its name to
Networking Technologies, Co., Ltd. in May 2005. In April 2014,
Xunlei received an investment from a Chinese electronics company
Xiaomi of $200 million. On 24 June 2014, it went public on the
Nasdaq Stock Exchange, raising just shy of $88 million, and offering
sold 7.315 million American depositary shares (ADS) at $12.
According to the annual ranking of China's top 100 internet companies
which release by
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of
the Chinese government,
Xunlei occupied the 42nd place in 2017's
The main product of
Xunlei Limited is the
Xunlei download manager and
Peer-to-peer software developed by, supporting HTTP, FTP, eDonkey, and
BitTorrent protocols. As of 2010[update], it was the most commonly
BitTorrent client in the world. In October 2017, the company
announced that it will transform itself into a blockchain company, and
release a blockchain-based product named OneThing Cloud. OneThing
Cloud users get LinkToken(one kind of virtual currency) for
contributing their bandwidth to the Xunlei's Content Delivery
Xunlei ltd. announced that its board of directors has appointed Mr.
Lei Chen, who is a former
Tencent cloud computing unit leader, as
its Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Director of the Board
on June 29, 2017. Mr. Sean Zou, founder of the Company, resigned as
Chief Executive Officer and continue to serve as the Chairman of the
Board, with specific focus on Xunlei's growth strategy and initiatives
related to products and technological innovation in cloud computing
including AI, as well as strategic investments.
1.2 Nebula CDN
1.3 OneThing Cloud
2.1 Headquarters and offices
3 Concerns and criticisms
4 See also
6 External links
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Xunlei download manager, generally called Xunlei, is the flagship
Xunlei Corporation, which also supports
Xunlei Kankan, a
video-on-demand website, and other desktop software.
Xunlei is the
most popular download software in China. Since 2017, Xingyu CDN has
become another important product of the corporation.
Through Xunlei, users can access a large portion of the files
available on the Internet.
Xunlei uses a technology called P2SP to
speed up download. Features in
Xunlei includes a built-in browser,
changeable skins, cloud storage, "offline" downloading, hi-speed
downloading (only available for members), email service and more.
According to iResearch's report, as of March 2014, the cloud
accelerates monthly active users of
Xunlei reach 142 million(including
approximately 5.2 million paid member), and has a market share of
81.4% in the cloud accelerated products and services market in
Xunlei is accompanied by a family of products including
Xunlei 9, Mac
Xunlei VIP Edition, and
Xunlei Express Edition. As adware,
Xunlei products feature banner advertisements, which can be disabled
if logged in as a vip user.
Nebula(Chinese: 星域; literally: "asteroid field") CDN is a CDN
product which launched by
Shenzhen Onething Technologies Co., Ltd, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Xunlei, in June 2015. Different from
traditional CDN, Nebula CDN make use of idle bandwidth that share by
users. In order to participate in this plan, users can buy a
network device(ZhuanQianBao or OneThing Cloud) from Xunlei. In return,
Xunlei gives the user real or virtual currency as a reward. As the
civil broadband prices far below the broadband prices for enterprises
in China, Nebula CDN's enterprise-side prices lower than its
competitors. The business customers of Nebula CDN include Xiaomi,
iQiyi, Momo, Insta360,
Xunlei itself. In August 2017,
Xunlei announced they received an official license of CDN operating
from Ministry of industry and information industry of China.
OneThingCloud(Chinese: 玩客云), a private cloud specifically
designed for people who pursue the digital entertainment life with
high quality, provides people with quick download, storage and
removing at any time, file management, remote control, multimedia
entertainment and other functions. OneThing Cloud is a
multi-functional product for the internet users: it is a LinkToken
mining machine, which can produce LinkToken(a virtual currency) every
day if the user allow to share their network bandwidth to Nebula CDN;
it is a mini NAS server, and users can upload photos or download
internet resource to the storage device of OneThing Cloud, which rely
on Xunlei's network acceleration service; the users can also use the
device as a home multimedia terminal, which can project videos to TV
OneThingCloud, the best partner of mobile phones, can help users enjoy
the effect that the mobile phone’s memory is expanded for hundred
times. Photos, documents and videos stored in the mobile phones can be
quickly and synchronously accessed at anytime and anywhere. Users can
buy mobile phones with the smallest memory, and enjoy the achievements
of maximum memory through OneThingCloud, including taking more photos
and storing more videos;
OneThingCloud can function as a PC with low energy consumption and
cost. Phones and TVs can serve as screens for OneThingCloud, through
which, the user can enjoy digital entertainment, business, storage and
other functions and does not need to open the computer at home;
OneThingCloud, with light-NAS function, is a portable storage needing
no concern about the loss. Users do not need to carry U disk or mobile
hard disk, and are able to access, call and edit documents in hard
disks or U disks connected with OneThingCloud through the mobile
OneThing Cloud is an intelligent and environmental product, which also
shoulders the function of crowd sourced computing node.
With the rapid development of big data, artificial intelligence, 4K
content, AI, VR and other technologies, the explosive growth of
demands for CPU, bandwidth, storage and other computing resources of
the whole society has never been seen in history, while the driving
force of computing cost decline - Moore's Law has almost lost its
power, which generates a sharp social contradiction. The path
Xunlei is the crowd sourced computing. That is, the user can
share idle computing resources when using OneThing Cloud just through
the participation in the OneThing Cloud User Reward Program. These
idle resources can be transferred into shared-computing services
through Xunlei's innovative technology, thus greatly reducing
operating costs of internet companies, which now have been applied in
the field of CDN. Since 2014,
Xunlei has invested more than USD 100
million in research and development, and will continue to invest for
the crowd sourced computing.
Being attracted by powerful product functions and social values, many
users are stampeded into buying OneThing Cloud which has obtained 100%
favorable rate on JD.com.
Xunlei Kankan, also known as Kankan, is a video-on-demand service with
a web interface as well as a client application.
Xunlei Kankan is also
available on mobile platforms including Android and iOS (including
iPhone and Kankan HD for iPad).
In addition to the above products, the company also produces software
such as a media player, a game accelerator, a live streaming video
platform and online games.
Headquarters and offices
Xunlei Building, the new headquarters building of Xunlei, is under
construction and expected to be completed in 2020.
Xunlei Building is
Shenzhen Nanshan District, adjacent to
Shenzhen Metro Line
1 and Line 2. The building has 30 floors, and the total construction
area of the building is about 65,000 square meters.
Concerns and criticisms
LinkToken is one kind of virtual currency issued by Xunlei, and this
currency must be obtained through the sharing of user's network
bandwidth, storage space or other resources.
Xunlei said this currency
can be used to pay for network acceleration services, cloud storage
services and other internet content. On account of the prohibition of
virtual currency trading and ICO in China,
Xunlei declare that
LinkToken does not constitute an ICO and it cannot be purchased or
traded in cash, and the company has issued lawyer's letters to
third-party trading platforms, requiring stop LinkToken trading
activities. Nevertheless, the trading price of the currency still
rose 30 times in a month on some unofficial trading platforms, and
some critics assert that the currency is too speculative and may face
some regulatory risks.
Xunlei is different from P2P tools in that it does not support active
file sharing. While copyright advocates view
Xunlei as a P2P tool that
facilitates copyright violation, P2P advocates criticize
Xunlei as a
leech with much more downloading than uploading. Also it is often
Xunlei prioritizes file sharing with
Xunlei users rather
than other client users. Many pure P2P tools have blocked Xunlei,
although this trend weakened after
Xunlei began balancing the number
of downloads and uploads.
Xunlei sets up its own storage servers to backup the files which are
not active or shared any longer. This feature is named as High-Speed
Channel and allows
Xunlei users retrieve data faster than others. But
only paying users have access to these servers and download files.
FlashGet, another download manager
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