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US communications giant AT&T and Akamai Technologies have renewed their global alliance through to 2019.

akamai1Under the agreement, AT&T will continue to offer Akamai’s full product suite, including media delivery and Web security services, as part of its broader portfolio of cloud and network solutions for businesses.

In addition, Akamai is expanding its global server footprint located at the edge of AT&T’s IP network, for more efficient content routing and improved delivery of digital content, video and Web applications.

“The mutual success that AT&T and Akamai have enjoyed over the last four years opened the door to extending and expanding our relationship,” said Mo Katibeh, SVP of AT&T Advanced Solutions.

“As today’s Web, content and media landscape continues to evolve, we are combining AT&T’s business solutions with Akamai’s capabilities to provide AT&T customers with a highly secure, robust and scalable web delivery platform. The use of AT&T IP networks and AT&T Security Services along with Akamai CDN and related web security services is a powerful one. Collectively, they form the underpinnings of the secure infrastructure that can help enterprises thrive in today’s massively connected and distributed world.”

“Our expanded agreement with AT&T is a testament to the strong and trusted relationship our organisations have forged with businesses around the world,” added Tom Leighton, CEO and co-founder, Akamai. “Together, we’ve demonstrated the value and efficiencies of having Akamai’s content delivery capabilities deployed deep into the AT&T IP network. We’re excited to add DDoS protection to the suite of available solutions, addressing a critical customer concern as the size and frequency of cyber-attacks continues to rise.”