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Verizon Business, Akamai Strengthen Official Web Site for Global Fans of Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games


Secure, Faster, Stronger Portal Delivers Interactive Content

HONG KONG - Verizon Business and Akamai Technologies have boosted the security and performance of the official Web site for the 5th Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games that are taking place in Hong Kong Dec. 5-13.

Visitors to the Web site will now have access to on-demand downloads, in near-real time, of an array of interactive content such as game results, highlighted photos and schedules. Thanks to the Verizon and Akamai solution, download speeds are twice as fast.

The East Asian Games, held every four years, is a major event on the Asian sporting scene. At this year’s event some 2,300 elite athletes are competing for 262 gold medals in 22 sports and 1,700 competitive events.

Verizon Business was selected by 2009 East Asian Games (Hong Kong) Limited (EAG Co.) to enhance the organization’s official Web site. Verizon’s integrated solution combines Akamai’s Dynamic Site Acceleration with Verizon’s full project-management and penetration-testing support.

Verizon Business saw that EAG Co. needed a robust, high performance, secure Web site that could deliver the news its global fans need, when they need it - and in a broad variety of formats. Verizon Business demonstrated a solid understanding of EAG Co.’s business objectives, and provided a proven, easy-to-implement solution.

Participating in this year’s games are China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Korea, China Macau, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei, Guam and China Hong Kong.

Company Profile Introduction for the East Asian Games:

East Asian Games (Hong Kong) Limited
Held once every four years, the East Asian Games (EAG) is a major event in the Asian international sports arena. The first EAG was held in China (Shanghai) in 1993, followed by Korea (Pusan) in 1997, Japan (Osaka) in 2001 and Macau in 2005. Hong Kong won the hosting right of the 5th East Asian Games of 2009 in November 2003. The 5th East Asian Games Planning Committee was established by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in June 2004 to oversee and steer the organization of the 2009 EAG. In addition, 2009 East Asian Games (Hong Kong) Limited, registered as a company limited by guarantee, has been established for the implementation and delivery of the EAG. Find out more at

Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world’s most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today’s extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment. Many of the world’s largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at

Akamai Technologies
Akamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai’s services have been adopted by the world’s most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai’s global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit


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