Turk Telekom and Akamai Partner to Build CDN and Accelerate Media
ISTANBUL and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 11, 2013
ISTANBULand CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov.11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turk Telekom,
Turkey's leading communication and convergence technologies company, and
Akamai Technologies, the leading provider of cloud services for delivering,
optimizing and securing online content and business applications, announced
today they have signed a strategic partnership to jointly build and manage a
high-capacity Operator Content Delivery Network (OCDN) in Turkey for
high-quality delivery of online content and video. The partnership which will
optimize the network efficiency of Turkey's Internet infrastructure was
announced at a press conference in London attended by Turk Telekom CEO Tahsin
Yılmaz and Akamai CEO Tom Leighton.
The partnership will ensure a significant increase in speed and performance
for broadband and mobile users in Turkey, particularly when accessing social
media and popular online video sites. It will also allow Turkish media
companies to provide high quality content to their audiences outside of
Turkey. With this business partnership, Turk 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
Speaking at the press conference, Turk Telekom CEO Tahsin Yılmaz commented
that this strategic partnership demonstrated Turk Telekom's commitment to lead
the transformation of digital life in Turkey:
"Turk Telekom built the communication infrastructure in Turkey and continues
to invest in new technologies. 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 organizations 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."
Tahsin Yılmaz continued, "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
Akamai co-founder and CEO Tom Leighton made the following remarks at the press
"Akamai's Aura Network Solutions enable Turk Telekom to offer compelling new
services and address consumer demand for online content and video in a manner
that drives revenue opportunities, provides a superior user experience,
manages network costs, and simplifies video distribution. Turkey is an
important and growing Internet market and provides significant opportunity for
the adoption of media and cloud services. Our partnership with Turk Telekom
is a great way for both companies to bring new, innovative services to market
and assist companies doing business inside the country and within the region.
Over the coming years, we look forward to innovate together with Turk Telekom
on cloud and network optimization solutions."
Turk Telekom-Akamai partnership optimizes speed and performance on the
Companies rely on Akamai to provide secure, high performing user experiences
on any device, anywhere. The collaboration between Turk Telekom and Akamai
will provide global companies even faster performance to deliver their
services inside Turkey. In addition, the partnership will allow Internet users
much faster access to the content of domestic and international origin made
available through the Akamai Intelligent Platform. With the Turk Telekom Aura
CDN, global content will become more distributed toward the edge of the Turk
Telekom infrastructure. The result will be faster page and download times,
lower latency, higher quality online video and even better experience for
Internet users in Turkey.
For companies inside Turkey looking to deliver content within the country or
even globally, the Turk Telekom CDN can be utilized to provide better
performance and scale. In addition, the Akamai Intelligent Platform will
provide global delivery of that content utilizing its highly distributed
servers throughout most areas of the world.
Paying by the amount of data traffic without the need to invest in additional
servers, content portals, e-commerce platforms, media organizations, and site
owners will be able to keep costs under control and thereby provide
uninterrupted and fast service unaffected by unexpected surges in traffic.
Delivering 15 to 30% of the world's web traffic, Akamai is a market share
leader in online content and application distribution. Akamai's global
platform redirects the web requests targeting the sites of its contracted
content providers to more than 141,000 servers dispersed throughout the world.
Providing content at the most suitable quality by optimizing it according to
the capacities of the network to which the user is connected and the device
they are using, Akamai minimizes wait periods for visitors accessing global
content sites, ensuring the most efficient utilization of infrastructure
capacity and bandwidth.
Akamai^® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing
and securing online content and business applications. 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 Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S.
Turk Telekom is Turkey's leading communication and convergence technologies
company with its modern network infrastructure covering the whole country.
Offering a wide range of services to residential and commercial customers in
fixed lines and broadband Internet, Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S. has 13.7
million Fixed Access Lines, and 7.2 million Broadband connections (bulk) as of
September 30, 2013. Turk Telekom pioneers in developing and implementing the
low-carbon business model in Turkey with its works towards social, economic
and environmental sustainability, also transforms its products and services,
office practices and work processes according to sustainability principles in
order to achieve this purpose and considers including all of its employees,
their families, suppliers and customers into this process as a part of its
strategy. Turk Telekom is the first telecommunication company calculating and
reporting its carbon footprint to CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) in Turkey.
About Turk Telekom Group
Turk Telekom Group, the leading communication and convergence technology group
in Turkey, provides integrated telecommunication services from PSTN and GSM to
broadband internet. As of September 30, 2013; Turk Telekom Group companies
have 13.7 mn Fixed Access Lines, 7.2 mn Broadband Connections and 14.1 mn
Mobile Subscribers. Group companies have a modern network infrastructure
covering the whole country and offer a wide variety of services to residential
and commercial customers all over Turkey. Apart from 90 % shares in Avea, one
of the three GSM operators in Turkey, Turk Telekom owns 100% of broadband
provider TTNET, convergence technologies company Argela, IT solutions provider
Innova, online education company Sebit, call center company AssisTT and
wholesale data and capacity service provider company Turk Telekom
International AT AG and its subsidiaries. Turk Telekom also has an indirect
minority share in Albtelecom, the Albanian incumbent telecom operator. Turk
Telekom shares are listed in Istanbul Stock Exchange since May 2008.
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