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Press Release -- April 26th, 2016
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Akamai Solutions To Support Nintendo’s Foray Into Mobile Gaming

Tokyo, Japan | April 26, 2016

Chuo-ku, Tokyo-based Akamai Technologies GK, the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services announced that Nintendo Co., Ltd. has adopted Akamai Media Delivery Solutions to help deliver mobile games to their customers around the world.

Nintendo and DeNA Co., Ltd. (“DeNA”) have jointly developed an application for smart phones, tablets, and other smart devices, in addition to a membership service. To support the company’s expansion into mobile gaming, Nintendo chose Akamai Media Delivery Solutions to help deliver content seamlessly to a global audience.

Mobile is a very powerful tool that can connect directly to a large number of users. When added to Nintendo’s existing business models, it represents a completely new communication channel. With the launch of this service, Nintendo would likely see a significant increase in the number of users.

With plans to roll out a few mobile games by March 2017, Nintendo and DeNA decided to utilize Akamai’s solutions and CDN, as Akamai would be able to scale when required. With Akamai’s extensive global network spanning across continents, it would be a postitive step for Nintendo to utilize the Akamai CDN to expand its new business internationally.

“In order to satisfy our customers who support the “Nintendo” brand around the world, we felt it would be necessary to deliver a seamless experience across regions. We chose Akamai in high appreciation of its achievements and its capability of securing the necessary level of quality,” said Mr. Yutaka Takehisa, manager of business development & Liaison group, business development department, business development headquarters of Nintendo.

Akamai Media Delivery Solutions make it possible to deliver high-quality media on a large scale, while simplifying workflow. Fulfilling the requirements of providing content, i.e., being seamless, fast, and scalable, Akamai solutions have been adopted by diverse industries all over the world, including gaming and both social media and legacy news media.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to support Nintendo, which is a globally recognized brand, in their new business efforts,” said Akamai’s President Shinji Tokunaga. “Mobile is an area that we place particular emphasis on, and Nintendo’s adoption of our solutions is a strong testament to our ability to deliver content seamlessly, and globally, in the gaming industry. Akamai will continute to contribute to our customers’ business by providing faster, reliable and secure Internet solutions.”

About Akamai

As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visitwww.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

About Akamai Technologies GK

Akamai Technologies GK is the wholly owned Japanese subsidiary of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Akamai Technologies Inc. Led by CEO Tom Leighton and founded in 1998, the company has extensive experience streaming concerts and sporting events exclusively in Japan and delivering web applications and other active content as well as static content. Over 350 companies in Japan make use of Akamai Technologies’ services.

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