Akamai, Telecom Italia partner up for content delivery

DetailsEditor | 22 July 2015

As it aims to bolster its video offerings, and ensure quality of service, Telecom Italia has agreed a partnership with Akamai Technologies to offer a content delivery network and Web optimisation services.

Indeed the telco says that the initiative is driven by explosive growth in digital media and will see Telecom Italia offering and marketing, within the Italian market, Akamai's suite of services, including Web acceleration and security, capable of providing optimum performance for the distribution of high quality video and Internet content. It will also include a direct connection between Telecom Italia's IP network and the global Akamai platform.

The deal represents an important step in how a telco and a CDN Network provider can maximise Internet infrastructure assets, enhancing the end user experience on premium content. "Akamai, a leading global provider of content delivery network services, becomes another important partner along Telecom Italia's path towards the future of the market and innovation," said Telecom Italia executive vice president for business market Simone Battiferri.

"Akamai's technology together with Telecom Italia's platforms and network, gives customers access to more efficient solutions for the use of content. This is much more important in a market like todays where multimedia services on the Internet are used by a great variety of terminals and devices where speed plays a key role."