Telefónica has announced a strategic global alliance with Akamai that will see the US vendor’s content delivery network (CDN) solutions offered to the operator’s enterprise customers.

Akamai servers will be distributed within Telefónica Global Solutions’ IP network in Spain and Latin America to provide additional capacity, greater network efficiency, better service quality for end users and a more secure system. 

Other markets will follow, according to a statement by the two companies.

Telefónica Global Solutions said it plans to deliver “a suite of global CDN and telecom solutions to enterprises” without detailing any specific information.

In addition, the two companies have formed an innovation steering committee to “identify areas of product development and future opportunities, particularly in the fields of media optimisation and mobile technologies”.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Akamai and Telefónica said they plan to dedicate shared resources across technical support, customer care, marketing and professional services with a goal of providing the best end-user experience.    

“We are witnessing an unprecedented increase in connectivity from all kinds of devices, new digital services, and an explosion in the use of video,” commented Juan Carlos Lopez-Vives, President of Telefónica Global Solutions.

“Our alliance with Akamai reinforces our full commitment positioning Telefónica at the centre of the digital revolution. By offering our enterprise and multinational customers Akamai’s complete and premier content delivery solution as part of Telefonica´s global services value proposition, we are reinforcing our powerful global Content Delivery strategy.”

The deal is the latest that Akamai has made with a European operator, following a similar partnership with Orange in 2012 and Swisscom last year.

The most recent deal was with Turk Telekom last November.

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