CDNetworks Selects Etisalat’s SmartHub to Enhance Online Shopping

  CDNetworks Selects Etisalat’s SmartHub to Enhance Online Shopping

New CDNetworks partnership with Etisalat increases their Middle East coverage
and offers a superior user experience for e-commerce applications

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- December 26, 2012

Etisalat has recently formed a regional strategic partnership with CDNetworks
through Etisalat’s SmartHub, to allow greater opportunities for e-commerce and
online purchases in the UAE.

The partnership with Etisalat means that the UAE is the latest country to
become CDNetworks point of presence (PoP) in the Middle East, joining Turkey,
Iraq, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, with CDNetworks now having more than 140 PoPs
worldwide.

“With 70% of the UAE population online, CDNetworks customers will benefit
greatly from the partnership with Etisalat,” said Jeff Kim, COO Americas/EMEA,
CDNetworks. “This point of presence, added to our existing coverage in the
Middle East, ensures that our customers who offer online goods and services in
the region can provide the best user experience possible.”

The UAE has a solid base of affluent shoppers who are turning to the Internet
to research and purchase items. A recent study by MasterCard found that
consumers in UAE shop online for airline tickets, hotel rooms and home
appliances as well as clothing accessories. According to the International
Monetary Fund, the UAE has the seventh largest 2011 GDP per capita in the
world, which, says the Central Bank, is potentially growing by 3.5% in 2012,
representing a significant market for CDNetworks travel and retail customers.

“We are delighted to partner with CDNetworks,” said Mr. Ali Amiri, Executive
Vice President Carrier and Wholesale Services for Etisalat UAE. “The
combination of our resilient SmartHub infrastructure and CDNetworks’ Global
Cloud Acceleration will enhance the experience of Internet users in the UAE by
delivering rich content locally.”

“Through this partnership and others like it, we are developing world-class
access to the latest ICT applications utilizing our SmartHub infrastructure
which we will continue to develop in order to maintain our leadership position
in this field,” said Mr. Amiri.

About CDNetworks

CDNetworks enables Global Cloud Acceleration. Our mission is to transform the
Internet into a secure, reliable, scaleable and high performing Application
Delivery Network. CDNetworks’ unique position as the only multinational CDN
with expertise and infrastructure in China, Russia and other emerging markets,
enables us to be trusted partners in local markets, while serving as foremost
experts on extending into global markets. Accelerating more than 17,500 global
websites and cloud services over our 140 PoPs, CDNetworks serves our
e-business customers across industries like finance, travel, eCommerce,
learning management, high tech, manufacturing and media. CDNetworks has been
serving our enterprise customers for more than 13 years, and has offices in
the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, and the UK. For more information, please
visit:http://www.cdnetworks.com.

Contact:

CDNetworks
Sharon Bell, 408-228-3376
sharon.bell@cdnetworks.com
or
Etisalat
Iyad Al Zou’bi, 0097126182622
Mobile: 00971506123568
ialzoubi@etisalat.ae
 
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