Akamai and KT Partner To Create “ucloud CDN Global” Enabling Korean Companies to Expand Globally

New integrated service expected to help Korean gaming, e-commerce and media content companies enter the global marketplace

Seoul, Korea |

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), a global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, and KT, the leading telecommunications company in Korea, today announced a partnership that combines ucloud biz, KT’s enterprise cloud service, with Akamai’s global CDN platform, in an effort to help local Korean companies expand overseas.

With this partnership, ucloud customers can quickly deliver original content stored on ucloud servers in the same high quality to users around the world via “ucloud CDN Global”. With just a few clicks, ucloud customers can make use of Akamai’s CDN service in Korea, without having to sign a separate contract.

Through the globally-distributed and extensive Akamai Intelligent PlatformTM, Akamai provides network acceleration, content delivery acceleration and security services delivered through cloud infrastructure, to help enterprises around the world optimize their websites to suit individual needs.

“Akamai and KT have worked closely since 2011,” said Sohn Bu-han, Country Manager, Korea, Akamai Technologies. “Korean pop culture, games, fashion (e-commerce) and broadcasting content has gained a strong following and is immensely popular abroad. The combination of KT’s ucloud business and Akamai’s global CDN platform allows Korean companies in these sectors to deliver high-quality services – be it online shopping or streaming Korean drama to their customers overseas – in an easy and reliable way, with no added investment to building out their infrastructure.”

To celebrate of the launch of ucloud CDN Global, KT is offering the use of five ucloud servers and five terabytes of CDN service to 50 selected start-ups preparing for global operations for free. In addition, KT is holding an event until August 31, 2016 for new customers of ucloud CDN Global to benefit from free [infrastructure] (basic capacity of 200GB / KRW25,000 per month) worth up to KRW3.6 million (equivalent to three severs) for up to six months. For more information, please reach out to: korea-marketing@akamai.com

About KT

KT, leading the development of the information and communications industries of Korea since its foundation in 1981. KT became a global corporation by tapping into overseas markets. In particular, KT’s mobile subsidiary NTC enlisted more than one million subscribers in 2007 in Primorsky Krai, Russia and was selected as the best corporate in social contribution in the Russian province. In 2009, KT merged with KTF to keep pace with the global trends of fixed/mobile convergence and entered the new era of convergence, following those of CDMA and ADSL. For more information please visit www.kt.com

About Akamai

As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.