Akamai and AT&T Forge Global Strategic Alliance to Provide Content Delivery Network Solutions

 Akamai and AT&T Forge Global Strategic Alliance to Provide Content Delivery
                              Network Solutions

Deal includes expansion of AT&T's suite of CDN services, network
infrastructure agreement

PR Newswire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies,
Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and AT&T* today announced a strategic alliance to deliver
a global suite of content delivery network (CDN) solutions to companies.

AT&T is combining Akamai's industry leading content delivery platform with its
world-renowned IP network to deliver to companies an exclusive suite of global
CDN and telecom solutions that will be jointly marketed, managed and supported
by the two companies. The companies will initially focus their efforts in
North America, with plans to expand globally within 12 months.

The alliance with Akamai represents the latest milestone in AT&T's strategy to
deliver innovative solutions needed by companies that have seen explosive
growth in the use of video and other content, both within their operations and
by the end users they serve. Driven by explosive growth in digital media,
organizations are designing high-performing networking solutions that produce
quality, on-demand results. CDN solutions from AT&T and Akamai will help
enterprises simplify content distribution management and drive
higher-performing end user experiences for consumers accessing content on the

Under the terms of the agreement, Akamai will deploy CDN servers at the edge
of AT&T's IP network and in AT&T facilities throughout the United States. With
the deployment of Akamai's CDN infrastructure within AT&T's network
infrastructure, end customers are expected to benefit from more efficient
content routing and better delivery of digital content, video and Web
applications, resulting in a better end-user experience. AT&T will transfer
its existing CDN operations, customers and service to the Akamai platform in

The companies have also agreed to dedicate shared resources including
technical support, customer care, marketing and professional services

"The alliance with Akamai positions us perfectly to deliver premier content
delivery solutions to our business customers," said Andy Geisse, Chief
Executive Officer, AT&T Business Solutions. "By embedding Akamai's technology
within AT&T's IP network, our customers now have access to a suite of
solutions that more than meet their need for content delivery and support. In
an environment where companies and consumers alike are accessing video content
and other applications online and from a multitude of devices, I can't think
of a better way to address the explosive growth in content that is sweeping
across industries like media and retail."

"Aligning Akamai's services with the global reach, scale and product depth of
AT&T creates a powerful relationship aimed at helping enterprises optimize
their online businesses," said Paul Sagan, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Akamai. "Together with AT&T, we share a common goal of developing
solutions to maximize the Web and mobile end user experience, while driving
down network-related costs and improving network efficiencies. We believe
there will be tremendous value to customers in deploying within AT&T's robust
IP network, and in jointly going to market with leading content delivery and
cloud infrastructure offerings."

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About Akamai

Akamai^® (NASDAQ: AKAM) is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises
provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At
the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™
providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security,
visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the
increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling
enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is
accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit
www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the
most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T
operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States
and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of
wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader
in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best
wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless
phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services
under the AT&T U-verse^® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of
IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the

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Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and
other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties,
and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may
affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise
statements contained in this news release based on new information or

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

This release contains information about future expectations, plans and
prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements
for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those
indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important
factors including, but not limited to, failure of Akamai and AT&T technologies
to work together or work together adequately to provide expected benefits from
the partnership; the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt Akamai's
services or network or AT&T's networkor products by hackers or others, the
failure of the CDN market to develop as predicted, a failure of Akamai's
network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's
Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other
documents periodically filed with the SEC.


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