Orange, Akamai Form CDN Alliance
With best-of-breed content delivery network (CDN) solutions based on Akamai technology, Orange will address the exponential increase in web-based traffic, in particular HD video and e-commerce services. CDN systems use a widely-distributed network of servers to spread content that would otherwise be concentrated in a few locations. The result is greater network efficiency and a more secure system, as well as better service quality for end users by improving uptime, and enabling faster access and download speeds.
According to research by Informa , the market for commercial CDN services is expected to triple in value over the next five years to reach 3.63 billion euros by 2017. Online video will be the largest contributor accounting for 81% of total 2017 revenue in this segment. Through this partnership, Orange aims to meet its business customers' needs, particularly in the media and e-commerce markets, by providing cutting-edge video solutions and web-acceleration services.
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