Swisscom partners with Akamai

14 March 2013 | Kavit Majithia

Swisscom has struck a partnership with Akamai Technologies focussed on growing content delivery, web application acceleration and tapping into the cloud security market.

The alliance brings together a leading operator and an over-the-top cloud provider, and indicates an increasing focus by operators to address such value-added services.

According to Akamai, the deal will improve web and cloud experience for both enterprises and consumers in Switzerland, with both companies agreeing to invest in joint capabilities to pursue new opportunities in the country.

“This strategic partnership is very interesting for us,” said Urs Schaeppli, CEO of Swisscom. “With this collaboration, the new services will address the growing expectations of enterprise customers for high performing delivery of digital content, video and cloud applications.”

Swisscom further reiterated the importance of addressing the explosive growth in devices, content and traffic, and defend customers with increasing security attacks.

Akamai said Swisscom had become its preferred go-to partner in Switzerland. “The integration of Akamai solutions into broadcast, hosting or cloud services for Swisscom will create performance, cost and security benefits for business to business customers as well as end users,” added Mark Vargo, SVP and general manager EMEA at Akamai.