Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and Telecom Italia today announced a partnership agreement to offer Content Delivery Network and web optimization services and solutions to Italian companies.
Driven by explosive growth in digital media, the initiative includes Telecom Italia offering and marketing, within the Italian market, of Akamai’s suite of services (including web acceleration and security) capable of providing optimum performance for the distribution of high-quality video and Internet content.
The agreement also includes a direct connection between Telecom Italia’s IP network and the global Akamai Platform. It represents an important step in how a Telco and a Content Delivery Network provider can maximize Internet infrastructure assets, enhancing the end user experience on premium content.
“Akamai, a leading global provider of Content Delivery Network services, becomes another important partner along Telecom Italia’s path towards the future of the market and innovation,” said Simone Battiferri, Executive Vice President for Business Market at Telecom Italia.
“Akamai’s technology together with Telecom Italia’s platforms and network, gives customers access to more efficient solutions for the use of content. This is much more important in a market like todays where multimedia services on the Internet are used by a great variety of terminals and devices where speed plays a key role.”
Doug Tilford, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Akamai EMEA added that, “Italy is an important and growing Internet market and provides significant opportunity for the adoption of media and cloud services. The partnership with Telecom Italia is an opportunity for the two companies to bring new and innovative services to market, providing the support and tools necessary to assist businesses inside the country and within the region.”
About Telecom Italia Group
Telecom Italia is the main ICT group and the technology partner of Italy to embrace digital. Abroad its strength is Brazil, where TIM Brasil, is a major player on the market.
Innovation is at the heart of the Group’s strategy and its portfolio includes telecommunications, internet, digital contents, cloud services, digital platforms, office and system solutions, offering everyone – consumers, enterprises and institutions – simple and safe tools for the new digital life.
As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company’s advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere.