Akamai and China Telecom Establish Strategic Cloud Services Partnership
Companies partner to provide fast, reliable, and secure Internet content delivery for Chinese enterprises expanding globally, and for global enterprises expanding into China.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) today announced a strategic partnership agreement with China Telecom Corporation Limited's cloud division, CT Cloud. CT Cloud is one of the largest cloud computing service providers in China, offering quality cloud services to customers. As part of the strategic partnership, CT Cloud has agreed to offer an integrated solution incorporating Akamai's full suite of industry-leading media delivery, Web performance, and cloud security offerings with its own Cloud services to Chinese businesses looking to grow their global Web presence. In addition, the partnership is designed to enable close cooperation between the two companies in the areas of technology and network access, thus strengthening Akamai's China CDN offering for accelerating content from global customers to Chinese consumers.
"With trade in and out of China continuing to increase, Chinese enterprises require a high performing, secure, and always available Web presence to compete in today's multi-national marketplace," said Mr. Wu Xiangdong, general manager of CT Cloud. "Enterprise web infrastructure must be agile and scalable, providing users with a consistently fast and reliable experience. Our choice is to partner with Akamai to provide our enterprise customers with superior Internet content delivery across the globe."
Under the partnership, CT Cloud plans to leverage Akamai for content delivery network (CDN) technology that will be available for the delivery of its Cloud services. Akamai enables operators to deploy a highly scalable, completely turnkey CDN that leverages the same technologies found within the Akamai Intelligent Platform™.
"China Telecom is one of the largest Internet service providers in China, serving the global Internet market," said Sanjay Singh, senior vice president & general manager of Asia Pacific & Japan, Akamai. "We're excited to complement CT Cloud's solutions with Akamai services to tap into the fast-growing China cloud and CDN market. Akamai sees increased demand for delivering content to Chinese Internet users from global customers. With this strategic partnership, we believe Akamai is best positioned to serve this growing need."
About China Telecom
China Telecom Corporation Limited is an integrated information full services operator and the world's largest wireline telecommunications, CDMA mobile network, broadband Internet services and satellite communication network provider, providing basic telecommunications services such as wireline telecommunications services and mobile telecommunications services, and value-added telecommunications services such as Internet access services and information services in the PRC. As of the end of 2013, China Telecom's user scale has exceeded 400 million. The Company's H shares and American Depositary Shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the New York Stock Exchange, respectively. Please visit http://yxs.im/O2I7H3.
Akamai® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications. 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.