Opens Dubai Of­fice

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Aka­mai Tech­nolo­gies, a global leader in con­tent de­liv­ery net­work (CDN) ser­vices, has opened a Dubai of­fice to sup­port its rapidly grow­ing busi­ness in the re­gion. With es­tab­lished cus­tomers in the ter­ri­tory in­clud­ing me­dia com­pa­nies such as Sele­vi­sion, lead­ing air­lines and financial and reg­u­la­tory or­gan­i­sa­tions, as well as part­ners such as du and Oore­doo, the new of­fice will be the hub for Aka­mai’s busi­ness op­er­a­tions and cus­tomer sup­port in the Mid­dle East. “Aka­mai has been ac­tive in the Gulf re­gion for many years,” com­mented Aka­mai vice pres­i­dent EMEA East. “Work­ing closely with our key part­ners, while build­ing the ca­pac­ity of our glob­ally-dis­trib­uted plat­form in the re­gion, Aka­mai is sup­port­ing lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions across the me­dia, fi­nance, gov­ern­ment and en­ter­prise sec­tors. This is a strate­gic mar­ket for Aka­mai and, as such, we ex­pect to dou­ble our team in Dubai by the end of the year through the ad­di­tion of sales, sales en­gi­neer­ing and se­cu­rity pro­fes­sion­als for whom we are ac­tively re­cruit­ing.” Ac­cord­ing to the Q4 2014 Aka­mai State of the In­ter­net re­port, the adop­tion rate for high broad­band (con­nec­tions greater than 10 Mbps) has nearly dou­bled in the United Arab Emi­rates year-over-year, jump­ing from 5.4% to 9.2%. While the global av­er­age peak con­nec­tion speed saw an in­crease of 8.4%, quar­terly growth rates reached an im­pres­sive 50% in both UAE and Qatar. In­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity in the re­gion is grow­ing fast, of­fer­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties for all com­pa­nies do­ing busi­ness on­line but also rais­ing ex­pec­ta­tions from on­line users. “As we see ever-in­creas­ing growth in the use of the In­ter­net, the move to mobile and the cloud, and the ex­plo­sion in dig­i­tal me­dia have all put new bur­dens on the In­ter­net’s in­fras­truc­ture, re­veal­ing weak­nesses in per­for­mance, re­li­a­bil­ity and se­cu­rity,” ex­plained Lind­kvist. “The key in­sights that we gain by de­liv­er­ing a large per­cent­age of web traf­fic en­sures that Aka­mai is in a front­line po­si­tion to help or­gan­i­sa­tions in the Mid­dle East har­ness the power of the In­ter­net, while op­ti­mis­ing and se­cur­ing the de­liv­ery of all on­line con­tent and busi­ness ap­pli­ca­tions.”

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