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…Cantos will outline the strategy behind its online streaming services and use of Akamai’s global platform to reduce IT costs and accelerate delivery…

London, United Kingdom, 9 June, 2005 - Akamai Technologies Limited, a subsidiary of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, today announced that Paul G. Smith, Technical Director of Cantos (, the UK’s leading provider of business video content to the financial sector, will be presenting a session entitled ‘Streaming to the Financial Community’ at Internet World 2005 (, Earl’s Court, June 14, 1.50pm-2.20pm in the Keynote Theatre.

Smith will be outlining the reality of streaming media in today's broadband world, detailing how Cantos built systems and networks to deliver streaming video and audio, successfully working with most Financial Institutions in spite of the reasonable concerns that IT and networking managers may harbour concerning network bandwidth and security. Smith will also detail how via work with Akamai and its EdgeSuite® service, Cantos has been able to accelerate the delivery of its financial content offerings, reduce IT complexity and running costs by more than 90 percent, while expanding its infrastructure capacity and reach.

Cantos allows UK and Continental European corporations to communicate with their customers, investors and employees in a video format, using the Internet to ensure ease of access and delivery of information. This includes in-depth interviews with top management of UK listed companies, investor documentaries, financial features, live webcasts of earnings results and analyst and investor briefings. At present, Cantos has more than 45,000 users across 100 countries including institutional investors, private investors, financial journalists and other interested parties.

About Cantos
Cantos is the UK’s leading provider of financial and business video communications online. Its clients include leading FTSE 100, FTSE 250, and smaller cap companies as well as Eurotops and other leading companies around the world.

Content is published on the client websites, on, on Reuters 3000Xtra and on 3 mobile handsets. Transcripts are taken verbatim by Dow Jones Newswires. With interviews, features and investor documentaries Cantos has pioneered programme-making for the internet. Companies use it for everything for all sorts of announcements from results and deals to investor seminars and site visits. is a primary information destination site for the investment community, offering direct access to the views of business leaders, at the desktop. now has over 45,000 registered viewers including viewers in over 1,000 financial institutions across the world and in 97 of the top 100 holders of UK equities. Other viewers include credit and debt investors, private investors, business users, the media, governments and regulators. Over 25,000 people are signed up to receive Cantos’ regular programming alerts.

About Akamai
Akamai is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. More than 1,300 organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit


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The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai Technologies, Inc.'s management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by unauthorized users or others, failure to have available sufficient transmission capacity, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.

For further information please contact:
Kim Squire
Ascendant Communications
Tel: (0870) 7000 166

Caryn Brownell
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Tel: (617) 444-2524

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