Apple and Akamai Create High Quality Network for Internet Streaming


Contacts:
 
Jeff Young
Akamai Technologies
617-250-3913
jyoung@akamai.com
--or-- Matthew Hutchison
Apple Computer, Inc.
408-974-6877
hutchison@apple.com



MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK, July 21, 1999, Apple and Akamai Technologies today announced that they are combining their technologies to build the backbone for Apple's new QuickTime TV (QTV) network, creating the most reliable way for Macintosh and Windows users worldwide to view high quality streaming video and audio over the Internet. Working together, Apple and Akamai's engineers have upgraded Akamai's global Internet content delivery service to support Internet streaming, using Apple's QuickTime Streaming Server software.

"Apple and Akamai are working together to build a global network that will deliver the highest quality streaming video and audio over the Internet," said Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO. "High-quality, scalable Internet streaming is finally here."

"Apple and Akamai's technologies are elevating streaming media to a new level of performance not yet realized on today's Internet," said George Conrades, Akamai chairman and CEO. Apple was one of Akamai's first customers and we are excited to be working closely together on the QuickTime TV network."

The QTV network will provide leading content providers with the fastest, most reliable distribution network available for Internet content. The QTV network integrates the QuickTime 4 Player and QuickTime Streaming Server with the Akamai network to give consumers one-click access to high-quality content.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission to bring the best personal computing products and support to students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.

Akamai Technologies is transforming the way content is delivered over the Internet. With an unprecedented guarantee for improving the speed and reliability of web sites, Akamai's Internet content delivery network has grown to over 900 servers in 15 countries, and serves over one-quarter billion hits per day. Akamai's customers include CNN, GO Network, Yahoo!, and over 25 leading businesses ranging from new media companies to eCommerce firms and financial web sites. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Akamai Technologies--www.akamai.com--has 150 employees. Akamai (pronounced AH kuh my) is Hawaiian for intelligent, clever and cool.

Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

About Akamai
Akamai Technologies is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has offices in San Mateo and Cupertino, California, and Europe. Akamai is the leader in distributed content, streaming media, and applications delivery, serving over 225 of the Web's most popular properties including over 100 leading e-commerce companies. Akamai has deployed the broadest global network for content, streaming media, and applications delivery with more than 2000 servers in over 40 countries directly connected to more than 100 different telecommunications networks. Akamai (pronounced AH kuh my) is Hawaiian for intelligent, clever and cool.

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