Swisscom and Akamai Enter Into a Strategic Partnership

Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:39am EDT

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

* As a prime partner for Akamai, Swisscom will serve as lead "go to" market
partner in  Switzerland
* Two 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, or,
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

Swisscom Ltd.
Media Relations
+41 58 221 98 04

SOURCE  Akamai Technologies, Inc.

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