Swisscom and Akamai Enter Into a Strategic Partnership

            Swisscom and Akamai Enter Into a Strategic Partnership

PR Newswire

BERNE, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 14, 2013

BERNE, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  oAs a prime partner for Akamai, Swisscom will serve as lead "go to" market
    partner in Switzerland
  oTwo premier brands provide full suite of content delivery, web application
    acceleration and cloud security solutions

Swiss telecoms provider Swisscom AG (SIX: SCMN) and cloud infrastructure
service provider Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), today announced a
strategic partnership focused on the growing content delivery, web application
acceleration and cloud security market. This new alliance brings together two
leaders in their respective industries to provide solutions that will improve
the web and cloud experience for both enterprises and consumers in
Switzerland. Under the terms of the agreement, both companies have agreed to
invest in joint go-to-market capabilities including sales, customer support
and marketing resources to pursue new opportunities in Switzerland.

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With over 6.2 million mobile customers, 791,000 Swisscom TV customers and
around 1.7 million broadband connections (retail), Swisscom has a significant
presence throughout Switzerland and offers a full range of products and
services for mobile, landline and IP-based voice and data communications.
Under the terms of the agreement, Swisscom will act as a preferred 'go to'
market partner for Akamai in Switzerland, reselling and integrating the
complete Akamai services portfolio into its solutions to create value-added
services for its customers.

Urs Schaeppi, CEO Swisscom (Switzerland), explained, "This strategic
partnership is very interesting for us. With this collaboration, we combine
innovative Akamai services with our strong brand, deep customer understanding
and local support. The new services will address the growing expectations of
enterprise customers for high-performing delivery of digital content, video
and cloud applications. It will support the explosive growth in devices,
content and traffic, all while helping to defend customers against an
increasing flood of security attacks. This not only enables an optimum online
experience for Internet users but also supports our corporate promise to be a
trustworthy partner in the digital world."

Commenting on the alliance, Mark Vargo, Senior Vice President and General
Manager EMEA, Akamai, said, "The partnership will ensure a first-class level
of service quality delivered to Swisscom customers. The integration of Akamai
solutions into Broadcast, Hosting or Cloud Services from Swisscom will create
performance, cost and security benefits for business-to-business customers as
well as for end users. Two premier brands have joined forces to create new
solution sets and service offerings to help enterprises better face the
challenges of a hyperconnected world."

About Akamai

Akamai® 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 first-class 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 Swisscom

Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, with around 6.2 million
mobile customers, 791,000 Swisscom TV customers and 1.7 million broadband
connections (retail). In 2012 the company's 19,514-strong workforce (FTEs)
generated revenue of CHF 11.384 billion. Swisscom is active throughout
Switzerland, delivering services and products for mobile, fixed and IP-based
voice and data communications. Huge investments in network infrastructure
will ensure this remains the case in the future. With the Italian provider
Fastweb, Swisscom is present in one of Europe's most attractive broadband
markets. Swisscom is also active in IT infrastructure outsourcing and the
management of communications infrastructures.

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, the effects of any attempts to
intentionally disrupt our services or network by hackers or others, failure of
Akamai services to operate as expected, unexpected termination of Akamai's
relationship with its partners, 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.

Press Contacts:

Jeff Young
Akamai Media Relations
+1 617-444-3913
jyoung@akamai.com

Swisscom Ltd.
Media Relations
+41 58 221 98 04
media@swisscom.com

SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Website: http://www.akamai.com
 
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