Akamai opens new sales and service office in Toronto

Akamai, a Content Delivery Network (CDN) services provider, has opened a new sales and services office in Toronto.

Akamai has existing office in Ontario in Ottawa and the new office will support employees with sales, services, engineering and security.

The company is hiring for engineering roles in the area of Web Performance and Enterprise solution for both Ottawa and Toronto.

The officials said its growth in Canada has expended in the areas of financial services, media & entertainment, manufacturing, health care, public sector and commerce.

The company has generated revenue of $1,964 million in 2014 which shows an increase of 24 percent over 2013.

“Ware in a position to better address the needs of the market and our customers base in the areas of cloud security, web and mobile performance and media delivery in Canada and the region, both directly and in collaboration with our local partners,” said Jim Ebzery, senior vice president and general manager of the Americas.

Canada’s 95 percent of the population is internet connected and has 33 million Internet users.

The population with high broadband adoption rate, connections greater than 10Mbps has increased by 589 percent and Canada’s 4K readiness rate, connections greater than 15 Mbps has increased by 710 percent over the last five years.

Akamai was behind the major online events for CBC/Radio-Canada during Olympics, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and for the upcoming 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto.

The company said Akamai is currently serving and protecting the online presence for the six largest banks in Canada and Canada’s retailer.

Earlier this month, Akamai acquired Xerocole to expand its DNS product portfolio

Last month, Akamai announced that Toshiba Corporation Semiconductor & Storage Products Company deployed Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions to improve access speed issues in conjunction with the consolidation of the company’s global websites.

Shilpa Khatri
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