Apple reportedly building own CDN, strikes interconnect deals

Apple has recently launched its own content delivery network (CDN) in the US and Europe, and has signed interconnect deals with a number of ISPs, according to a US report. According to US news and analysis services Streamingmedia.com, Apple has been working on its CDN since last year and is now using its own infrastructure […]

European internet leaders see speed improvements

European countries in the top 10 average internet speed countries globally recorded significant improvements in 2013, according to CDN provider Akamai’s annual state of the internet report. South Korean continued to lead globally on average connection speeds, with a connection speed of 21.9Mbps. Among European countries in the top 10, number three-ranked the Netherlands achieved […]

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 […]

Sochi events generate big online video peak

The opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics drove more than 1Tbps of online video traffic across global CDN provider Akamai’s network, the company has revealed. Other Olympics events have also generated peak traffic volumes, said Akamai The combination of cross-country skiing and biathlon drove 1.3Tbps on February 7, while figure skating and snowboarding combined […]

TTK teams up with Akamai

Russian service provider TTK has signed a network partnership agreement with CDN giant Akamai to bring content from Akamai’s partners to its broadband customers.  TTK has installed Akamai servers at its facility in Moscow and the company plans to install further Akamai servers within its networks in the Russian provinces in the future. “The quality […]

Akamai study reveals online video ad-viewing habits

Mid-roll online video adverts are more likely to be viewed than pre-roll ads and viewers are more tolerant of video ads than off slow-loading online videos, according to a study of internet viewing habits by CDN provider Akamai. According to a study of online ad viewing habits to be presented today at the ACM Internet […]

Europe leads the way in broadband speed growth

Global average internet speeds increased by about 5.2% in the second quarter of this year, with Europe leading the way with impressive year-on-year gains, according to CDN giant Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report.  The global average connection speed in the second quarter was 3.3Mbps, with quarter-over-quarter gains being seen in nine of the […]

Akamai records European broadband progress

Over 45% of European broadband customers connecting to Akamai in the fourth quarter of 2012 did so via internet connections at speeds of 4Mbps or above, according to the global CDN provider’s latest State of the Internet survey. According to Akamai, among European countries, Switzerland and the Netherlands ranked number two and three globally for […]

Saffron Digital launches UltraViolet

Technology company Saffron Digital has launched an UltraViolet solution as part of Akamai’s NetAlliance Partner Programme. Saffron Digital, which has been offering digital locker services since 2009, has integrated its online video platform with Akamai’s Sola Media Solutions and global CDN to create a UV solution that will enable retailers and content providers to develop […]

Akamai targets operator CDN as it completes Verivue acquisition

Akamai has completed its acquisition of Verivue, which provides licensed CDN services for network service providers. Akamai announced a definitive agreement between the parties pursuant to which Akamai would acquire Verivue in a cash transaction in November. Akamai is attempting to capture a significant share of the emerging operator CDN market and the Verivue acquisition […]