Akamai and China Telecom sign cloud partnership

Akamai Technologies and China Telecom’s cloud division, CT Cloud, have signed a strategic partnership.

The move will see CT Cloud offer Akamai's media delivery, web performance and cloud security offerings as part of its own cloud services in order to support the growth of Chinese businesses.

The partnership is also designed to encourage closer collaboration between the two companies in the areas of technology and network access.

"Enterprise web infrastructure must be agile and scalable, providing users with a consistently fast and reliable experience. Our choice is to partner with Akamai to provide our enterprise customers with superior Internet content delivery across the globe," said Wu Xiangdong, general manager of CT Cloud.

In September, China Telecom also signed strategic partnerships with Turk Telecom International and Nokia.