Orange enters operator CDN market in alliance with Akamai

Orange has formed a strategic alliance with CDN provider Akamai Technologies to develop solutions for improved content delivery. Orange will use technology from Akamai’s Aura Network Solutions to provide CDN services to business customers. The operator’s Orange Business Services division will initially market the solutions in France. The pair have also formed an innovation steering […]

Akamai and Verimatrix combine for multiplatform video solution

Content delivery network specialist Akamai Technologies and Verimatrix have launched an alliance that integrates Akamai’s Sola Media Solutions’ viewer-enhancing client technologies into components of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS). The solution combines multi-network revenue security from Verimatrix with Akamai’s delivery acceleration and audience analytics technologies. “By aligning Akamai’s Sola Media Solutions’ capabilities with […]

Online video faces bandwidth crunch, says Akamai

Content distribution over the web will face a bandwidth crunch challenge over the next few years unless technology providers can deliver solutions, according to content delivery network provider Akamai.
 Speaking at a conference on multi-network solutions organised by content security provider Verimatrix at the NAB show in Las Vegas yesterday, Will Law, principal architect at […]

Akamai appoints EMEA chief

Content delivery network specialist Akamai has appointed Mark Vargo as senior vice-president and general manager, EMEA. Based in Zürich, Vargo will be responsible for all sales, services and marketing across the regions. He joins Akamai from IBM, having served as chief strategy officer for IBM’s Northern European Systems and Technology Group since 2006. “Mark is […]

Envivio joins Akamai alliance

Video compression specialist Envivio is the latest company to join content delivery network provider Akamai’s NetAlliance partner programme, which was recently expanded to cover the Akamai Digital Media ecosystem. Envivio said that its encoders are fully certified and compliant with the Akamai HD Network for HTTP streaming formats including Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Apple HTTP Live Streaming […]

European cities make progress in Akamai broadband league

Cities in Asia continue to dominate CDN provider Akamai’s list of the 100 fastest broadband cities worldwide, according to its latest State of the Internet report. Based on analysis of the second quarter of this year, Brno in the Czech Republic was the fastest European city, ranked 55 out of 100 globally with an average […]

Akamai adds new video features to CDN infrastructure

Content delivery network provider Akamai has added a number of new features to its platform, designed to meet the needs of over-the-top video service providers targeting connected devices. Akamai’s TV Everywhere solution is comprised of delivery, content security, analytics and identity services. “We have seen over the last 18 months to two years that over-the-top […]