Türk Telekom, Akamai partner to build CDN
November 11, 2013
Türk Telekom, Turkey’s leading communication and convergence technologies company, and Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services, have signed a strategic partnership to jointly build and manage a high-capacity Operator Content Delivery Network (OCDN) in Turkey for high-quality delivery of online content and video.
The partnership aims to provid a significant increase in speed and performance for broadband and mobile users in Turkey, particularly when accessing social media and popular online video sites. It will also seek to allow Turkish media companies to provide high quality content to their audiences outside of Turkey.
Türk Telekom CEO Tahsin Yılmaz commented: “Türk Telekom built the communication infrastructure in Turkey and continues to invest in new technologies. Our collaboration with Akamai is one of the key steps we have taken in this area. As the leader of the Turkish telecommunication industry, we’ll be offering benefits in cost and accessibility to all players in the Internet sector, from content providers and media organizations to the end users who access their services. Akamai is one of the largest providers of content delivery and cloud services in the world and by providing faster access to popular rich media content within Turkey, both companies will ensure a highly efficient and top performing user experience to all of the stakeholders in the industry.”