Akamai Revolutionizes 2010 World Cup
Akamai, the world’s largest deliverer of applications and contents on the Internet had a new challenge this year, during the world cup, delivering video to cell phones.
This is a huge change from four years ago when this technology wasn’t available. This phenomenon revolutionized the way people could stream video on their phone and tune in to the world cup this year.
In an interview with Forbes, Akamai Chief Executive Paul Sagan spoke about the world cup and how the mobile Internet is changing his business, “we’re seeing audiences for singe matches of hundreds of thousands of people simultaneously watching over the Internet. We’re seeing them watching it in HD, meaning the picture on the internet that they’re watching, is as good as their TV at home.”
The ability to stream video in great quality on your cell phone is just one example of an emerging digital age that is faster, more advance, and even more convenient.