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Telefónica strikes global partnership with Akamai

Telefónica has struck a global partnership with content delivery network specialist Akamai to provide its CDN solutions to enterprise customers.

Telefónica Global Solutions is combining Akamai´s content delivery platform with its own IP network to deliver global CDN and telecom solutions to enterprises. The strategic alliance will initially focus efforts in Spain and Latin America with plans to expand globally.

The pair have formed an innovation steering committee to identify areas of product development and future opportunities, particularly in the fields of media optimisation and mobile technologies. As part of the multi-year agreement, Akamai and Telefonica plan to dedicate shared resources across technical support, customer care, marketing and professional services with a goal of providing the best 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 of Telefónica Global Solutions.

“Our alliance with Akamai reinforces our full commitment positioning Telefonica at the centre 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.”