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London – 28 June 2007, Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and applications online, today announced that the Company had been named a finalist by TechWorld Awards for its 2007 Web Accelerator Product of the Year.

Akamai, the only managed services solution for the acceleration of mission-critical Web applications for business was selected as a Finalist from amongst dozens of entrants with hardware solutions.

David Keane, International Director of Application Performance Solutions (APS) at Akamai, said; “We are delighted that TechWorld has recognised the market leadership of our application performance solutions (APS).

"As we move to a world where most applications are being used in an IP environment, ensuring the performance, accessibility and security of these applications is becoming critical to many businesses. Akamai’s APS solutions address the ‘middle mile’ performance of these applications on the Internet, to ensure the best performance available without the need to expand infrastructure, which is an issue with conventional appliance-based solutions.”

About Akamai Application Performance Solutions

Akamai builds its solutions on its global platform of 25,000 servers which are deployed in 70 countries. Approximately 20 percent of all Internet traffic goes across the Akamai network, ensuring customers have the best performance and security to enable today’s internet-based business applications and services. The Akamai Web Application Accelerator speeds performance of dynamic, interactive Web applications without requiring additional infrastructure, taking a fundamentally different approach to application delivery.

About TechWorld Awards

The Techworld Awards 2007 recognise the very best in every field of the network industry and reward the leading individuals, teams and companies for innovative and effective use of networking and telecommunications technology. Judges for the awards include professionals from industry associations, consultancies, corporate user organizations and key editors from and from supporting media. The judges evaluated products based upon numerous criteria, including functionality, features, innovation, performance, configuration, resiliency, ease of use, price, fitness for purpose and market position.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and applications online. Thousands of 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."

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For further information please contact:

Sara Paine/James Cooper
Ascendant Communications
Tel: + 44 (0)7875 778 527
+ 44 (0)208 241 6226

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