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Akamai and Telefonica announce global delivery alliance

 Akamai Technologies and Telefonica Global Solutions have forged a strategic global alliance to deliver Akamai´s suite of content delivery network (CDN) solutions to Telefonica enterprise customers.

To further enhance its CDN business, Telefonica Global Solutions is combining Akamai´s industry-leading content delivery platform with its own global IP network to deliver a suite of global CDN and telecom solutions to enterprises. The strategic alliance will initially focus efforts in Spain and Latin America with plans to expand globally.

“We are witnessing an unprecedented increase in connectivity from all kinds of devices, new digital services, and an explosion in the use of video,” says Juan Carlos Lopez-Vives, President of Telefonica Global Solutions. “Our alliance with Akamai reinforces our full commitment positioning Telefonica at the center of the digital revolution. By offering our enterprise and multinational customers Akamai’s complete and premier content delivery solution as part of Telefonica´s global services value proposition, we are reinforcing our powerful global Content Delivery strategy.”

Akamai uses a widely-distributed platform of servers to spread online content around the world that would otherwise be concentrated in a few locations. The alliance with Telefonica provides greater distribution of Akamai servers within Telefonica’s IP network and provides additional capacity within Spain and emerging markets in Latin America. The result is greater network efficiency, better service quality for end users, and a more secure system.

 

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