Türk Telekom inks CDN deal with Akamai

Parent Category: News | 12-11-2013

Türk Telekom and Akamai Technologies have signed a strategic partnership to jointly build and manage a high capacity operator content delivery network (OCDN) in Turkey for delivery of online content and video. The partnership will optimise the network efficiency of Turkey's Internet infrastructure.

The deal will also allow Turkish media companies to provide high quality content to their audiences outside of Turkey. With this business partnership, Türk Telekom joins a select group of leading telecommunications companies who have entered a strategic partnership with Akamai to serve global and local customers on a joint technology and network platform.

"Türk Telekom built the communication infrastructure in Turkey and continues to invest in new technologies," said Türk Telekom CEO Tahsin Yılmaz. "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 organisations 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."

He added: "This partnership will also significantly reduce our network costs associated with traffic originating from content across the globe. Better yet, we will be making a significant contribution to Turkey's economy, as data traffic and services within Turkey will be accessed by users in other countries. In a sense, we'll be exporting data to many international customers."