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Press Release -- March 6th, 2013
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CDNetworks Joins the Customer Ecosystem at Datamena in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2013: datamena, the carrier neutral data centre and connectivity platform based in the UAE and servicing the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, is pleased to announce that CDNetworks, a leading provider of global cloud acceleration, has joined its customer ecosystem.

“CDNetworks will improve the end-user experience for content and cloud services in the MEA region. International network operators will be able to interconnect with CDNetworks over the UAE-IX, the region’s leading Internet Exchange, which is located in datamena,” said Hatem Bamatraf, Executive Vice  President, Network Development and Operations. “We are proud that CDNetworks has chosen datamena and look forward to delivering further value to our customers.”

As part of the datamena ecosystem, CDNetworks offers content acceleration, dynamic web acceleration, and media streaming.  With datamena, CDNetworks brings content closer to users in MEA, resulting in faster website and content downloads, from seconds to milliseconds.

“CDNetworks customers will benefit greatly from the datamena ecosystem when looking to reach the Middle East and Africa,” said Jeff Kim, President & COO Americas/EMEA, CDNetworks.  “Both of these regions are seeing tremendous growth in internet usage and CDNetworks customers welcome the increased ability to reach their audiences.”

From 2000-2012, Africa and the Middle East internet usage grew by 3,607% and 2,640% respectively according to Internet World Stats.  That’s more than twice the growth in China, but still only 16% of the population in Africa and 40% in the Middle East, leaving a lot of room for growth.  CDNetworks customers are increasingly looking to reach these markets with retail goods, cloud applications, travel services, and financial platforms.

About CDNetworks

CDNetworks enables Global Cloud Acceleration.  Our mission is to transform the Internet into a secure, reliable, saleable and high performing Application Delivery Network.  CDNetworks’ unique position as the only multinational CDN with expertise and infrastructure in China, Russia and other emerging markets, enables us to be trusted partners in local markets, while serving as foremost experts on extending into global markets.  Accelerating more than 17,500 global websites and cloud services over our 140 PoPs, CDNetworks serves our e-business customers across industries like finance, travel, eCommerce, learning management, high tech, manufacturing and media. CDNetworks has been serving its enterprise customers for more than 13 years, and has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, and the UK. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdnetworks.com.

About datamena

Launched in 2012, datamena is a carrier-neutral data centre, connectivity interchange and services platform in the UAE. Located at the intersection of some of the world’s most dynamic markets, we help carriers, content and service providers to grow across the Middle East and beyond. Visit:http://www.datamena.com/.

Press Contacts:
Datamena, Saugat Chatterjee
Brand & Communications
Mobile: +971559367045
Email: saugat.chatterjee@du.ae

CDNetworks, Sharon Bell
Phone: +1 408 228 3376
Email: Sharon.bell@cdnetworks.com

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