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About Akamai

Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM) provides cloud computing, cybersecurity, and content delivery network (CDN) services. It offers a range of solutions such as cloud storage, cloud networking, abuse and fraud protection, edge computing, and more. It serves industries such as retail, media, financial services, and more. It was founded in 1998 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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145 Broadway

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142,

United States




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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Akamai in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Feb 17, 2022.

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Akamai Patents

Akamai has filed 593 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • network protocols
  • content delivery network
  • computer networking
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Cryptocurrencies, Transaction processing, Blockchains, Content delivery network, Identity management


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Cryptocurrencies, Transaction processing, Blockchains, Content delivery network, Identity management



Latest Akamai News

Content Delivery Network Market Size to Surpass USD 94.98 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 23.5%

Nov 30, 2023

Billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 23.5% As per the report by Fortune Business Insights, the global Content Delivery Network Market size is projected to reach USD 94.98 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 23.5% during the forecast period. November 30, 2023 06:50 ET Pune INDIA Pune, India, Nov. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The global content delivery network market size was valued at USD 18.60 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 94.98 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 23.5% during the forecast period. Fortune Business Insights™ displays this information in a report titled, Content Delivery Network Market Forecast, 2023-2030. A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a group of servers that accelerate the delivery of web content and enable the quick transfer of various assets, such as HTML pages, JavaScript files, videos, images, and stylesheets that are required to load internet content. The various benefits offered by a CDN, such as decrease in bandwidth costs and better website load time are expected to augment the content delivery network market growth. Request a Free Sample PDF: Key Industry Development: October 2023: Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced that it had acquired the content delivery customers from Lumen Technologies, Inc. This move will help Akamai expand its content delivery services to Lumen customers, allowing them to utilize Akamai’s distributed cloud platform. Key Takeaways Rising Demand for Indoor Entertainment and Use of High-Speed Data Networks to Boost Market Growth Post Pandemic Demand for CDN Solutions to Rise Due to Growing Need for Better Website Performance Increasing Demand for Content Distribution Across Mobile and Wireless Devices to Foster Market Growth Growing Need for Low Latency in Real-Time Applications to Drive Market Growth Discover the Leading Players Featured in the Report: “Companies leading the Content Delivery Network Market share are Akamai Technologies (U.S.), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (U.S.), Fastly, Inc. (U.S.), Limelight Networks Inc. (Edgio) (U.S.), Google LLC. (U.S.), CDNetworks Co. Ltd. (Singapore), Cloudflare, Inc. (U.S.), Tata Communications (India), Medianova, LLC (U.S.), Imperva (Thales Group) (U.S.)” Report Scope & Segmentation

Akamai Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Akamai founded?

    Akamai was founded in 1998.

  • Where is Akamai's headquarters?

    Akamai's headquarters is located at 145 Broadway, Cambridge.

  • What is Akamai's latest funding round?

    Akamai's latest funding round is IPO.

  • How much did Akamai raise?

    Akamai raised a total of $43.37M.

  • Who are the investors of Akamai?

    Investors of Akamai include Polaris Partners, Baker Capital, Battery Ventures and MIT Csail.

  • Who are Akamai's competitors?

    Competitors of Akamai include Imperva, Zycada, DataDome, ThreatX, Zero Networks and 7 more.


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