have joined forces to deliver IP video across multiple mediums, including online, mobile networks and IPTV-enabled set-top boxes. The companies have signed a new strategic agreement that calls for them to build upon a long-standing vendor relationship and engage in collaborative sales and marketing efforts on a global basis. This is a unique initiative for both companies and reflects their shared vision for the future of the IP-video market.
According to the terms of the agreement:
- KIT digital will package and resell Akamai solutions with its KIT VX
Video Management Platform. This will enable video delivery via online,
mobile networks and IPTV-enabled set-top boxes on a more integrated and
- For streaming and video-on-demand services, jointly served enterprise
clients will receive maximally efficient storage and bandwidth.
- Akamai will collaborate with KIT digital to jointly market the KIT VX
Video Management Platform to key Akamai enterprise customers.
Akamai's globally distributed computing platform powers 15-20 percent of all Web traffic, optimizing the transfer of information and increasing complex media performance. While Akamai has been KIT digital's preferred streaming and storage partner for several years, this agreement allows for a more strategic offering of the companies' respective products and services, providing end customers with improved quality and a more cost-effective joint solution.