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Orange teams up with Akamai on CDN

In a bid to address the growing needs of the enterprise sector for improved content delivery, Orange has agreed to use CDN service provider Akamai’s Aura Network Solutions to provide services to business customers.

Orange Business Services, the operator’s enterprise division, will market these solutions initially in France. The two firms have also formed a committee to promote innovation in the field of content delivery networks.

As a result of the partnership, Orange hopes to address the exponential increase in web-based traffic, in particular HD video and e-commerce services. The operator also aims to meet its business customers’ needs in the media and e-commerce markets, by providing cutting-edge video solutions and web-acceleration services.

“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,” said Gilles Prunier, senior VPt in charge of the Smart Networks program at Orange.

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