Akamai’s Edge Platform Used for the Global Launch of New Game Pokémon Masters

DATE :2019.10.25
TOKYO, JAPAN — October 25, 2019 — DeNA Co., Ltd. celebrated its twentieth anniversary this year. Since its beginnings in 2006, the game business at DeNA has served as a core business for the company, and it is supported by a large number of users as well as game developers and technology partners.
In the case of the new mobile game Pokémon Masters, which was launched this summer in eight languages around the world, DeNA partnered with Akamai Technologies, using Akamai’s platform for the game launch and making using of Akamai technology continually thereafter. DeNA decided to make use of Akamai’s edge platform due to its overall advantages, including the broad range of covered areas, total cost, service stability, and ease of use. Akamai has a decentralized structure for the edge platform, covering about 140 countries around the world, with about 25,000 servers, making it the largest cloud delivery platform in the world.
DeNA will continue to provide games to delight and entertain users around the world.
About Pokémon Masters
Pokémon Masters is a new Pokémon game for smartphones. Players form teams of sync pairs (the combination of a Trainer and their partner Pokémon) to engage in battles on the island of Pasio. Players can team up with different sync pairs around the island and compete to become the champion of the Pokémon Masters League.
About Akamai
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world’s top brands trust Akamai, visit www.akamai.comblogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter. You can find our global contact information at www.akamai.com/locations.
About DeNA
DeNA (pronounced “D-N-A”) develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce, entertainment, healthcare, automotive and other diversified offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with over 2,000 employees. DeNA's aim is to delight and impact the world through the use of the internet and AI. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: dena.com/intl/.
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