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Akamai Helps Spanish Regional Governments and Ministry of Interior To Deliver Record Traffic on Election Day…

Madrid – 14 June 2007 - Akamai Technologies Spain today announced that its Dynamic Site Accelerator solution was used to help millions of Spanish citizens to stay informed and track the results of the recent regional and local elections in the country via different government websites. The Spanish government used Akamai to deliver the most up-to-the-minute election coverage to a record-breaking Internet audience.

During the election period, the websites of the different Autonomic Communities and the Ministry of Interior delivered more than 11 million page views and recorded a traffic peak between 11:00 p.m. Central European Time on May 27 and 1:00 a.m. on May 28. The Akamai Dynamic Site Accelerator solution allowed visitors to these websites to experience fast and reliable site performance without the worry of outages due to the spikes resulted in increased page views.

The Spanish regional authorities that covered the results of the election online included the Autonomic Communities of Asturias, Balear, Canarias, Castilla la Mancha, Castilla León, Cantabria, Cataluña, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra and Valencia, as well as the Spanish Ministry of Interior. Having leveraged Akamai successfully for previous elections, the Ministry of Interior has chosen Akamai to deliver these national elections again this year, allowing millions of its Spanish citizens to experience a fast and reliable performance when viewing the election results online.

Henri d’Oriola, Akamai’s Regional Sales Manager for Southern Europe, said: “Governments are increasingly using the Internet to improve the flow of information and services to their citizens. One of the challenges they face is making sure that these services are delivered quickly and reliably, especially when millions of potential visitors are expected to visit these online portals and websites simultaneously. Our role in helping the Spanish government deliver its recent election results online continues to show the strength of our global platform in supporting such e-Government initiatives.”

The Akamai Dynamic Site Accelerator solution allows businesses to improve website performance as much as five times faster than their original Web infrastructure without the need to invest in costly hardware build-out. The Akamai solution is also used by online retailers to handle their traffic and to provide the security of their e-commerce transactions. The solution is leveraged by businesses in the public sector as well as the tourism sector such as airlines, travel agencies and hotels.

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