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Akamai and AT&T forge new partnership

Akamai runs more than 100,000 servers globally and helps power websites for the likes of Major League Baseball and MTV.

The Boston Globe/File 2006

Akamai runs more than 100,000 servers globally and helps power websites for the likes of Major League Baseball and MTV.

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Akamai Technologies Inc. has agreed to team up with AT&T Inc. to begin delivering Web content for the telecommunications giant. The deal ends a longtime rivalry between the Cambridge company and AT&T in the lucrative business of content delivery network services, which allow video and other information to be sent over the Internet. It also gives Akamai access to a vast new customer base. AT&T will start using Akamai technology in its North American market and then expand globally over the next year.

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