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Korea’s KT and Akamai strengthen CDN ties

Korean telco KT has expanded its strategic partnership with US firm Akamai in the area of content delivery networks (CDNs), as Korean consumers demand ever greater quantities of multimedia content from a range of Internet-connected devices.

Using Akamai’s Aura Managed CDN, KT will have dedicated CDN capacity that is available for its own content applications or third party CDN services. KT has been an Akamai NetAlliance Partner since 2011.

“The era has come where culture and digital content are leading the market. Our main priority is to ensure access to content from any device, at anytime, anywhere,” said Heekyung Song, Senior Vice President, Enterprise IT business unit at KT.

“Through this partnership with Akamai, KT will provide a CDN platform specialising in media delivery, web performance and security so companies can focus on developing quality content and web applications without concerns about delivery.”

As part of the multi-year agreement, KT plans to deploy and sell its own operator CDN based on Akamai technology, leveraging the Akamai Intelligent Platform.

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