Akamai Leveraged as Content Delivery Infrastructure for Nintendo Wii™
-Akamai Japan K.K., a subsidiary of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, today announced that Nintendo is leveraging Akamai’s services as the content distribution infrastructure for its Wii, launched on December 2, 2006 (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/index.html)
By leveraging the Akamai platform, Nintendo can ensure fast and reliable delivery of Wii Virtual Console gaming content to its users globally. In addition to providing cutting-edge delivery services to Japanese companies that offer online game contents, Akamai’s global platform is being leveraged in Japan to drive the commercial use of the Internet by companies in a variety of fields including image-delivery services, financial services, food and beverage services, cosmetics, and multimedia.
Akamai’s Digital Asset Solutions including Electronic Software Delivery and Akamai Media Delivery have been selected by numerous leaders in the online gaming market to date.
"By leveraging the Akamai platform, Nintendo can offer its customers a superior experience through fast, reliable delivery of gaming content right to their consoles," said Paul Sagan, president and CEO of Akamai. "The demand for gaming content is growing rapidly, and Akamai is excited to work with leaders such as Nintendo on the content distribution infrastructure for its brand new Wii system."
Akamai Japan (www.akamai.co.jp)
Akamai Japan K. K. was established on January 28, 2003 as a 100 percent subsidiary of Akamai Technologies, Inc., which itself was established in 1998. Akamai is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. Thousands of organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit www.akamai.com.