Cotendo signs deal with WAM!Net for CDN services in Asia-Pacific

Israeli content delivery network Cotendo, which was sued for patent infringement in November by rival Akamai, is making a push into the Asia-Pacific region, signing a strategic partnership and comprehensive reseller agreement with Wam!Net Japan K.K., a joint venture between trading company Sumitomo and NTT Communications.

Wam!Net Japan is a provider for data transfer and storage services for video, music and image sources and business enterprises in Japan. Cotendo's offerings in the Asia-Pacific region enable Sumitomo/Wam!Net to provide new and existing customers Cotendo's completely integrated suite of innovative acceleration services. Under this agreement Sumitomo/Wam!Net will also be first in Japan to market the new website code optimization service Cotendo introduced just last month with Google.

The website optimization service automatically optimizes Web page code after it leaves a Web server and enters the Cotendo CDN, resulting in up to 50 percent reduction in page load times on top of the acceleration achieved by Cotendo's existing site acceleration services.

Through this partnership Japanese companies can tap into Cotendo's global CDN infrastructure and eliminate the need to set up additional origin servers outside of Japan that were previously required to accelerate content delivery and website performance.

Wam!Net Japan customers will be able to quickly deploy Cotendo's site acceleration services without changing their own architecture.

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