Orange taps Akamai’s Aura Network Solutions to provide CDN services to enterprises

Telecom Lead Europe: Orange has decided to use Akamai’s Aura Network Solutions to provide CDN services to business customers.

Orange Business Services will market these solutions initially in France.

In addition, Akamai and Orange will also jointly explore areas of innovation to bring new solutions to market.

Akamai’s CDN technology will enable Orange to address the exponential increase in web-based traffic, in particular HD video and e-commerce services.

“We see great potential in this partnership with Akamai,” said Gilles Prunier, senior vice president in charge of the Smart Networks program at Orange. “Developing an Orange CDN service, powered by Akamai, will allow us to enrich our existing BtoB services portfolio and to support our customers’ growth by providing them with new and differentiated web features that improve the end-user experience and ultimately increase customer loyalty.”

Orange aims to meet its business customers’ needs, particularly in the media and e-commerce markets, by providing video solutions and web-acceleration services.

By combining Akamai’s expertise in improving Internet performance for end users across multiple devices with Orange’s network, both companies look to address the growing market demand for content delivery.

“Akamai and Orange have a history of bringing unique and innovative solutions to address enterprises’ needs,” said Mark Vargo, senior vice president and general manager, Akamai EMEA. “By combining the strengths of two leading technology companies in a single partnership, we believe we can provide enterprises in the French market with a robust and comprehensive set of acceleration and optimization offerings that will help address all aspects of their online businesses.”

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