KT and Akamai Expand Strategic Partnership

Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:00pm EDT

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SEONGNAM, South Korea and  CAMBRIDGE, Mass.,  March 26, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

* KT to use technology from Akamai's  Aura Network Solutions  to provide CDN
services to business customers
* KT's extensive nationwide network infrastructure combined with Akamai's  CDN
technologies to enable solutions for Web application acceleration, media
delivery, and security

KT, the leading telecommunications company in Korea, and cloud infrastructure
services provider  AkamaiĀ®  Technologies, Inc.  (NASDAQ AKAM), today announced
that the companies will expand their strategic partnership.  KT has agreed to
leverage technology from Akamai to provide CDN services to its customers in
Korea.  Using Akamai's  Aura Managed CDN, KT will have dedicated CDN capacity
that is available for its own content applications or third party CDN services. 
KT has been an  Akamai NetAlliance Partner  since 2011.

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Under the new expanded partnership, KT will be equipped to address the explosion
of online multimedia traffic resulting from a range of connected devices,
changing viewer habits, and social networking.  This partnership combines
Korea's leading worldwide broadband penetration rates with Akamai's
industry-leading CDN technology, enabling KT to provide content providers and
broadband subscribers with a new level of service.  

"The era has come where culture and digital content are leading the market.  Our
main priority is to ensure access to content from any device, at anytime,
anywhere," said  Heekyung Song, Senior Vice President, Enterprise IT BU, KT. 
"Through this partnership with Akamai, KT will provide a CDN platform
specializing in media delivery, web performance and security so companies can
focus on developing quality content and web applications without concerns about
delivery."

Akamai uses a widely-distributed network of servers to spread content that would
otherwise be concentrated in a few locations resulting in greater network
efficiency, better service quality for end users, and a more secure system.  As
part of the multi-year agreement, KT plans to deploy and sell their own operator
CDN based on Akamai technology and by leveraging the  Akamai Intelligent
Platform.   

"Since our partnership agreement in 2011, Akamai and KT have continued to
collaborate closely," said  Sanjay Singh, Senior Vice President,  Asia Pacific 
&  Japan, Akamai.  "Through this expanded partnership, we will further
strengthen the cooperation model with KT and help optimize online businesses in
the Korean market with high levels of performance and security."

About KT
KT is the largest integrated wired/wireless telecommunications service provider
in the Republic of Korea and one of the world's leading telecommunications
operators.  KT has 31.1 percent and 45 percent market share in mobile and
high-speed Internet respectively and revenues for 2011 were  USD 18.2 billion. 
KT provides the ultimate convergence of fixed and mobile services and set its
path towards becoming a global ICT convergence leader.  Furthermore, as the
leader in Korea's telecommunications industry, KT has changed Korea's industrial
paradigm with demonstrable success in each ICT field it enters.

About Akamai  
AkamaiĀ®  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.

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 KT and Akamai technologies to work together or
work together adequately to provide expected benefits from the alliance; the
effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt Akamai's services or network or
KT's network  or 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.

 Contacts:                                          
 Jeff Young                 SeungHyuk Jeong         
 Akamai                     KT                      
 Media Relations    --or--  Media Relations         
 617-444-3913               82-2-730-6292           
 jyoung@akamai.com          seunghyuk.jeong@kt.com  


SOURCE  Akamai Technologies, Inc.

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