Telecommunications giant Philippine Long Distance Co. (PLDT) has entered into a partnership with Akamai, a content delivery network (CDN) services provider, for media and software delivery and cloud security solutions.
PLDT said the deal made it the first telecom company in the country to offer a full suite of CDN solutions for enterprises.
“Today, digital content — whether it’s video, other shareable visuals or even other online applications – has proven to be an indispensable tool for companies to reach their customers,” PLDT First Vice President and ALPHA Enterprise head Jovy Hernandez said.
“Our alliance with Akamai puts us in the perfect position to support our enterprise clients as they leverage on digital technology to create more meaningful connections with their own customers, by enabling them to optimize web and mobile user experiences,” he added.
Akamai specializes in CDN services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications. Distributed across the globe in over 110 countries, its Akamai Intelligence delivers secure and high-performing web experiences to any device from any location, accounting for over two trillion Internet transactions daily.
PLDT said this advanced capability, combined with the telco’s nationwide network, would be of great benefit to Philippine enterprises, which will be able to provide their markets with a faster, high-quality and more secure web experience. It will also reduce the risk of data theft through an extensive suite of web security solutions.
As content management and distribution become more ubiquitous, enterprises will need reliable systems such as those offered by PLDT and Akamai, the telco claimed.
“This strategic alliance will enable us to deliver and manage content delivery from anywhere in the world as we leverage on Akamai’s reach and scale with more than 200,000 servers globally,” Hernandez said.