Akamai Technologies, Inc., the on demand distributed computing platform for conducting profitable e-business, and China Telecom (USA) Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom, the Chinese telecom provider, recently announced an agreement to improve the quality and reliability of Internet content and applications delivery for China's Internet users.

The deployment enables Akamai to further expand the global reach of its platform for high-performance delivery of information from the Internet's edge.

To support the growth of the market, China Telecom is constantly seeking business relationships to maximize the performance of its services for both business and residential customers. Akamai's broad deployment of edge servers on China Telecom's network will provide China's Internet users with enhanced quality and reliability of Internet content, including static and dynamic content, streaming media, and Web applications, from hundreds of global organizations that utilize Akamai's market-leading content and application delivery services.

"As one of the leading organizations to establish an Internet presence in the Asia-Pacific region, we pride ourselves on our advantageous and resourceful network," said Weihua Zhang, President of China Telecom (USA). "The installation by Akamai of their servers on China Telecom's network provides the two-fold benefit of bandwidth optimization and performance acceleration of the world's most popular Internet content and applications for our subscribers. Our relationship with Akamai will also enhance the increasing amount of information exchange between the Asia-Pacific and North American regions."

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