Telefonica deploys Akamai’s CDN

Telefonica Global Solutions, the global service provider part of Telefonica (TEF), today announced a strategic global alliance to deploy 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.

With over 323 million customers, including more than 254 million mobile subscribers, Telefonica provides high-performing networking solutions to support today’s explosive growth in digital content.

Telefonica customers are expected to benefit from efficient content routing and high-quality delivery of digital content, video and Web applications, and ultimately a superior end-user experience.

“We are witnessing an unprecedented increase in connectivity from all kinds of devices, new digital services, and an explosion in the use of video,” said Juan Carlos Lopez-Vives, president, 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,” added Lopez-Vives.

“Telefonica is one of the world’s leading, integrated telecommunications operators, with a strong presence in Europe and Latin America,” said Tom Leighton, chief executive officer, Akamai.

“This important alliance represents Akamai’s continued expansion and investment in leading carriers around the world, and we look forward to our initial go to market opportunities with Telefonica in Spain and in emerging markets across Latin America,” added Leighton.

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 thereby providing greater network efficiency, better service quality for end users and a more secure system.

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