Akamai launches Aura Network Solutions for telecom operator content delivery networks

By Telecom Lead Team: Akamai Technologies, a provider of
a secure platform across the web, mobile and cloud, has launched a new line of
managed and licensed content delivery network (CDN) called Aura Network


The new line of solutions is designed for operators
seeking to monetize their traffic and reduce network costs. The solutions are
aimed at both fixed line and mobile network operators.  


The company said that operators are turning to CDN
technology to offer new content services, provide a superior Quality of
Experience (QoE) for subscribers, and reduce network infrastructure costs.


CDNs provide operators a way to manage network costs and
offer new services to enhance revenues and support the subscriber adoption of
video and other content on a multitude of IP-connected devices.


“Network operators view content delivery
technologies as strategic and highly complementary to their high speed data
businesses. With this announcement, Akamai is entering the business of creating
CDN solutions specifically for network operators, and helping them federate
those CDNs by connecting to our global Intelligent Platform,”
said Robert Blumofe, senior vice president of the Akamai Platform Division


Akamai’s Aura Network Solutions provide network operators
with a common infrastructure to deliver their “owned” content as well
as sell CDN services to third-party content owners.


Akamai’s offerings currently include Managed CDN with a
Licensed CDN (LCDN) model in development.  The former is a turnkey CDN
with dedicated capacity to an operator’s business that is managed by Akamai on
behalf of the operator.


Recently, Akamai
acquired Cotendo, a provider of integrated suite of web and mobile acceleration
services, for $268 million. 


The combination of the two companies’ technologies and
teams is expected to increase the pace of innovation in the areas of cloud and
mobile optimization.


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