From the Wires
CDNetworks Adds a Point of Presence in Kenya, Reaching a Growing Online Population
By: Business Wire
Nov. 13, 2012 10:04 AM
CDNetworks has extended its global reach with a point of presence (PoP) in Kenya. Kenya shows opportunities for online growth with 12 million, or 28% of the population online in 2012, an increase of 300% over 4 million in 2010. CDNetworks’ presence in Kenya, added to South Africa, provides website, cloud application, and dynamic content acceleration for major emerging markets on the continent of Africa.
“CDNetworks’ ongoing effort to improve its footprint in emerging markets is a perfect fit for SITA,” said Sébastien Fabre, Vice President Integrated Networks, SITA. “As the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology (IT), we have a significant customer base in Africa and CDNetworks is helping us to provide improved delivery here as well as in our key markets of China, Russia, India, and the Middle East. The implementation of a PoP in Kenya for example, which will optimize online performance, will hugely benefit our customers. Airline passengers will now have a better user experience when they access airline websites within the African continent.”
A 2012 MasterCard survey shows that the online shopping and travel booking base in Kenya is growing. According to MasterCard, “the most popular online shops for Kenyans were those that offered music downloads, books, CDs, DVDs, digital entertainment content and computer software for sale, with airline websites capturing the highest value of purchases.”
The PoP in Kenya connects to CDNetworks 140 PoPs in 80 cities around the world. Kenya was chosen based on customer demand as well as tremendous growth predictions by the World Bank of 5% growth in GDP for 2012 and 2013.
“Our customers, such as SITA, can now offer the same level of high performing dynamic content to their customers in Kenya as they do around the world,” said Jeff Kim, President & COO, Americas/EMEA, CDNetworks.
SITA is the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airline, airport, GDS, government and other customers over the world’s most extensive network, which forms the communications backbone of the global air transport industry. Its portfolio includes managed global communications, infrastructure and outsourcing services, as well as services for airline commercial management and passenger operations, flight operations, aircraft operations and air-to-ground communications, airport management and operations, baggage operations, transportation security and border management, cargo operations and more.
SITA is one of the world's most international companies. Its global reach is based on local presence, with services for over 500 air transport industry members and 2,700 customers in over 200 countries and territories. For further information go to www.sita.aero.
CDNetworks enables Global Cloud Acceleration in the world’s most challenging markets. CDNetworks’ unique position as the only multinational CDN with expertise and infrastructure in China, Russia and other emerging markets, makes us a trusted technology and business advisor to companies across the highly-competitive industries of software, travel, eCommerce, high tech, manufacturing, media, and gaming. Accelerating performance for more than 17,500 global websites and cloud services, CDNetworks helps businesses get closer to their end users without the limitations of hardware and private networks. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, and the UK. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdnetworks.com.
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