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Akamai signs Swiss CDN accord

US firm Akamai, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) services, has formed a strategic partnership with Swiss telco Swisscom focused on the country’s growing market for content delivery, Web application acceleration and cloud security services.

Under the terms of the agreement, both companies have agreed to invest in joint go-to-market capabilities including sales, customer support and marketing resources to pursue new opportunities in Switzerland.

Swisscom has agreed to act as a preferred ‘go to’ market partner for Akamai in Switzerland, reselling and integrating the complete Akamai services portfolio into its solutions to create value-added services for its customers.

“This strategic partnership is very interesting for us,” said Urs Schaeppi, CEO of Swisscom. “With this collaboration, we combine innovative Akamai services with our strong brand, deep customer understanding and local support.”

“The new services will address the growing expectations of enterprise customers for high-performing delivery of digital content, video and cloud applications. It will support the explosive growth in devices, content and traffic, all while helping to defend customers against an increasing flood of security attacks.”

With over 6.2mn mobile customers, 791,000 Swisscom TV customers and around 1.7mn retail broadband connections, Swisscom has a significant presence throughout Switzerland.

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