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Qualcomm and Akamai Collaborate to Optimize Mobile Page Loads and Improve Mobile User Experience
Expected to Benefit Mobile Ecosystem from Content Providers to End Users
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere, today announced that the two companies are collaborating on the implementation of new protocol enhancements for mobile devices. These optimizations will be designed to improve mobile performance and promote greater bandwidth efficiency on mobile devices.
This collaboration will develop and deliver features to significantly improve Web browsing performance on Qualcomm's Snapdragon™ processor-based devices accessing content delivered by Akamai's Aqua Mobile Accelerator. The companies expect that consumers can begin benefiting from these optimizations for Android devices in the fourth quarter of 2012.
"Qualcomm has been optimizing browser performance on its Snapdragon processors for more than three years now," said Sy Choudhury, senior director of product management for Qualcomm. "By combining our device-side optimizations with Akamai's industry-leading work in the area of mobile content delivery, we expect these optimizations will deliver consumers an unparalleled mobile browsing experience, as well as provide benefits to other members of the mobile ecosystem."
"When you consider what our two companies have been doing separately to improve mobile Website performance, collaboration in this area is an exciting step," said Mike Afergan, senior vice president and general manager of Web Experience at Akamai. "Delivering a fast, high-quality mobile user experience is important to our customers. Working together, Akamai and Qualcomm are well positioned to develop those new techniques and optimizations that take advantage of tighter integration between the mobile device and the delivery environment."
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai Technologies, Inc.'s management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any unexpected difficulty in closing our financial books for the year and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.
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