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A Very Exciting Day for Akamai and Telefonica

Telefonica_Logo.pngHere at Akamai, it is our goal to work with Operators to build a more efficient network and a faster Internet service to meet the growing demands of their subscribers. We are thrilled to be announcing a strategic global alliance with one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world to deliver on that goal, Telefonica. And when we say "one of the largest"...Telefonica has over 323 million customers!
The partnership will bring Akamai's full suite of CDN solutions to Telefonica's enterprise and multinational customers and will also give us the ability to jointly innovate and develop compelling new offerings. While this is mutually beneficial for our businesses, Telefonica customers will benefit from efficient content routing and high-quality delivery of digital content, video and web applications, and ultimately a superior end-user experience.

In an effort to work together most efficiently, we have formed an innovation steering committee to identify areas of product development and future opportunities, particularly in the fields of media optimization and mobile technologies.

And of course I can never say it better than our strategic partners...

"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." - Juan Carlos Lopez-Vives, President of Telefonica Global Solutions. 

The strategic alliance will initially focus efforts in Spain and Latin America with plans to expand globally.

In the past 15 months or so, we've formed some amazing partnerships with Operators including AT & T, Orange, KT, Turk Telekom and now Telefonica. Not only is this evidence of our commitment to Operators but evidence of their trust in Akamai. Together we're moving Faster Forward.

Please take a look at the full press release on our website.