Saturday, August 23, 2008

Smoke & Fire

Further to a comment on my recent posting, I think it's worth pointing out Dan Rayburn's clarification of the BBC/Akamai story, but I think there's no smoke without fire. Quarterly figures show that Akamai are loosing ground and smaller ISPs find it easier to pick them off on price.

It remains my contention that Akamai need to vertically integrate - upwards and downwards if they are to survive the onslaught from the Tier 1 players that is just beginning.

I like the company and find them very professional to deal with and supportive and responsive in their provisioning, but, rightly or wrongly, once you're dealing with players of a certain level, nothing in this market makes up for price.

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