Telefonica Global Solutions has selected Akamai Technologies to deliver Akamai´s suite of content delivery network (CDN) solutions to its enterprise customers, focusing initially in Spain and Latin America with plans to expand globally. A unit of Telefonica, Telefonica Global Solutions is combining Akamai´s industry-leading content delivery platform with its own global IP network to deliver a suite of global CDN and telecom solutions to enterprises.
According to Akamai, Telefonica customers are expected to benefit from efficient content routing and high-quality delivery of digital content, video and Web applications, and ultimately a superior end-user experience. It further added that the alliance with Telefonica provides greater distribution of Akamai servers within Telefonica’s IP network and provides additional capacity within Spain and emerging markets in Latin America.
"We are witnessing an unprecedented increase in connectivity from all kinds of devices, new digital services, and an explosion in the use of video,” said Juan Carlos Lopez-Vives, President of Telefonica Global Solutions. “Our alliance with Akamai reinforces our full commitment positioning Telefonica at the center of the digital revolution. By offering our enterprise and multinational customers Akamai’s complete and premier content delivery solution as part of Telefonica´s global services value proposition, we are reinforcing our powerful global Content Delivery strategy.”
“Telefonica is one of the world’s leading, integrated telecommunications operators, with a strong presence in Europe and Latin America,” said Tom Leighton, Chief Executive Officer of Akamai. “Together, Akamai and Telefonica aim to align our services to be able to provide enterprises with the highest levels of performance and media optimization. This important alliance represents Akamai’s continued expansion and investment in leading carriers around the world, and we look forward to our initial go to market opportunities with Telefonica in Spain and in emerging markets across Latin America.”