KT and Akamai expand partnership

KT, the Koreaan telco, and cloud infrastructure services provider Akamai Technologies, have confirmed they will expand their strategic partnership. KT has agreed to leverage technology from Akamai to provide CDN services to its customers in Korea. Using Akamai’s Aura Managed CDN, KT will have dedicated CDN capacity that is available for its own content applications or third party CDN services. KT has been an Akamai NetAlliance Partner since 2011.

Under the new expanded partnership, KT will be equipped to address the explosion of online multimedia traffic resulting from a range of connected devices, changing viewer habits, and social networking. This partnership combines Korea’s worldwide broadband penetration rates with Akamai’s CDN technology, enabling KT to provide content providers and broadband subscribers with a new level of service.

“The era has come where culture and digital content are leading the market. Our main priority is to ensure access to content from any device, at anytime, anywhere,” said Heekyung Song, Senior Vice President, Enterprise IT BU, KT. “Through this partnership with Akamai, KT will provide a CDN platform specializing in media delivery, web performance and security so companies can focus on developing quality content and web applications without concerns about delivery.”

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