Research cites Akamai as a leader in rich media content delivery

Bangalore, India ? June 14, 2006 ? Akamai Technologies, Inc., the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, announced today its position as a strong leader in rich media content delivery as evaluated by Forrester Research. Akamai was among six companies that Forrester invited to participate in its June 9th Forrester WaveTM analysis entitled Rich Media Content Delivery, Q2 2006, by Brian Haven (available for Forrester subscribers at Akamai leads in Forrester?s services evaluation, and is the only reviewed company listed as a leader.

Forrester?s analysis states, ?Akamai leads with experience? referring to the Company?s ?impressive client base in terms of size and stature.?

?Its unmatched global network, media and entertainment expertise and financial resources make it the clear Leader in rich media delivery,? continues the report.

Forrester?s evaluation criteria included measuring each company participating in the analysis based on 70 individual metrics within three high-level categories: current offerings, strategy and market presence. Akamai led in all three high-level categories.

In addition, the Forrester Wave analysis also recognized Akamai with top marks (5.0 out of 5.0) in the following sub-categories: network presence and service (related to current offering), and revenue, services, and employees (related to market presence).

?The continued adoption of broadband and the increased consumer demand for rich online content is helping to fuel Akamai?s success,? said Robert Hughes, executive vice president, Global Sales, Services and Marketing, Akamai. ?We?re very pleased to be recognized by Forrester as a leader in this booming market. Akamai is enabling many of the largest online companies to monetize, deliver, control and analyze their media assets, while providing a dramatically better digital media experience for their audiences anywhere in the world.?

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