Today is another exciting day for Akamai and our Aura Network Solutions team with the announcement of our strategic partnership with Türk Telekom. We have teamed up to build a high capacity Operator Content Delivery Network (OCDN) for high-quality delivery of online content and video. The OCDN will also optimize the network efficiency of Turkey's Internet infrastructure.
The partnership will ensure a significant increase in speed and performance for broadband and mobile users in Turkey, particularly when accessing social media and popular online video sites. It will also allow Turkish media companies to provide high quality content to their audiences outside of Turkey.
If you don't already know, Türk Telekom is Turkey's leading communication and convergence technologies company with a modern network infrastructure covering the whole country; they offer a wide range of services to residential and commercial customers in fixed lines and broadband Internet. With this partnership, Türk Telekom joins a select group of leading telecommunications companies - AT&T, KT and Swisscom (not too shabby) - who have entered a strategic partnership with Akamai to serve global and local customers on a joint technology and network platform.
I think it's always best said by our partners what a partnership with Akamai means to them. At a press conference last Thursday in London, Türk Telekom CEO Tahsin Yılmaz commented...
"Türk Telekom built the communication infrastructure in Turkey and continues to invest in new technologies. Our collaboration with Akamai is one of the key steps we have taken in this area. As the leader of the Turkish telecommunication industry, we'll be offering benefits in cost and accessibility to all players in the Internet sector, from content providers and media organizations to the end users who access their services. Akamai is one of the largest providers of content delivery and cloud services in the world and by providing faster access to popular rich media content within Turkey, both companies will ensure a highly efficient and top performing user experience to all of the stakeholders in the industry."
"We'll be contributing to the Turkish economy by exporting data to foreign countries. This partnership will also significantly reduce our network costs associated with traffic originating from content across the globe. Better yet, we will be making a significant contribution to Turkey's economy, as data traffic and services within Turkey will be accessed by users in other countries. In a sense, we'll be exporting data to many international customers."
Together we are going to make a huge impact, it doesn't get more exciting than this!
Tara Bartley is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Akamai