Content Delivery Network Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Content Type (Dynamic, Static), Provider Type (Cloud CDN, Peer to Peer CDN, Telecommunication CDN, Traditional CDN), Application, and By Geography
Estimated Year Value (2021)
US $17.04 BN
Projected Year Value (2028)
US $39.34 BN
CAGR (2021 - 2028)
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa
US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa
Highest Growing Market
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Content Delivery Network Market is accounted for $17.04 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $39.34 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 12.7% during the forecast period. The content delivery network potentially replicates the content that is posted on the internet in various places to enable the internet users to access them easily. Before the requisition, the content delivery network service provider replicates the content for the end-users. Content delivery network offers attractive functionalities such as preventing servers from getting overloaded, reducing packet loss and delays. Moreover, the traffic control mechanisms of the content delivery network manage the traffic effectively while reducing the internet latency and page loading time. It improves the overall Internet Service quality by eliminating any sort of content delivery delay. Content Delivery Network plays a vital role in placing the contents closer to the end-users thereby eliminating the intermediate devices. This process enables the end-user to obtain the content without any packet loss or packet delay.
Rise in demand for wearables and smartphones
The use of smartphones across developing economies is continuously increasing from the last decade, owing to the numerous factors such as increase in cost affordability, per capita income, availability of multiple low-price options with significant features, and others. In addition, growth in application of bring-your-own-device policy and work from home adoption by many organizations due to COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the growing use of smartphones for official purpose. For example, the survey by one of the web sites OBERLO.com states that the number of smartphone users is increasing every year. In 2020, the total number of smartphone users has crossed 3.5 million, which is 9.3% greater than in 2019. In addition, South Korea has the highest percentage of smart phone users in the world, which is 95% of its total population. Moreover, nearly 45.5% people of the total population that is 7.7 million people are using smartphones in the world. The percentage of smartphone users in the U.S. is 76% of its total population. This growing use of smartphones creates lucrative opportunity in the global content delivery network market forecast period.
Complexities with quality of service
Quality of service (QoS) refers to the efficient monitoring of the components like routers, servers, latency in the network. Managing all these parameters requires significant energy, time, and costs from the CDN service providers. Ensuring proper execution and delivery by the site administrators is also significantly difficult. The complex nature, unpredictability, and unstable nature of Peer-to-Peer CDN is the major restraint in the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market. The necessities of a fully-fledged decentralized protocol that monitors and prevents the algorithm from any errors are potentially difficult. Such factors are major restraints in the technology itself. The quality of the video content is affected as the content is obtained from several sources which also significantly affect the interest of the internet user. Degraded quality in the live streaming videos and video conferencing are imposing huge adverse effects on the market.
Growing internet penetration
Since the primary features of CDN are delivering content like media, web applications, Software, and APIs without any potential delay, they are widely utilized by the industrial sectors and are expected to be utilized more in the forecast period. The number of internet users has increased in recent years and the changing trends towards internet usage over television are highly influencing the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market in recent times. Several industrial operations are highly relayed in the IoT applications which take advantage of the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market to provide speedy delivery of higher performance contents. The rising usage of the internet and ability to share instantly to the world has propelled the Content Delivery Network market value in recent times. When the host goes live, or periodically shares content in the form of images, videos, proper delivery is essential without any interruption. Such factors act as primary opportunities for the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market growth.
Viral attacks and cyber threats
The increasing number of video content like movies, shows has increased the risk of exposure to viral attacks and cyber-attacks. Internet users are increasingly receiving links to their emails with viruses which tend to steal the personal information of the recipient. Issues related to copyrights, terms, and conditions including other digital rights are often emerged due to misuse of data or information. Potential strategies and procedures must be deployed to eliminate these issues. The absence of essential functionality in protecting the end-user by providing secured video content is currently a major threat in the Content Delivery Network market.
The solution segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The solution segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. The maximum volume of data or content accessible on the internet is consumed through CDN. Users have no patience to wait for the content to buffer, and this challenge has made content delivery even more crucial for organizations. The rising digitalization across the globe is anticipated to drive the adoption of CDN solutions. Digitalization trends, such as BYOD, CYOD, mobility, and social media marketing, have eased the operation of organizations and increased the traffic over the existing networks. Organizations leverage social media to post their videos and non-video content and publish ads and banners on third-party sites. Organizations use an appropriate CDN solution to deliver their content to the target customers with a better QoE. In addition, the availability of low-cost bandwidth has made the internet accessible to every individual, dramatically changing the data consumption trend. Furthermore, social media and mobile apps have extensively added to the overall data consumption.
The retail & e-commerce segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The retail & e-commerce segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. The E-commerce industry can operate at a high capacity with the help of content delivery network solutions. The business of the online retailers is highly relied on in keeping the customer engaged till they place the order for the products. Buffering during the checkout or in the mid of order might affect the interest of the customers and might lead to losing a potential customer. Hence optimization of higher quality delivery is crucial in the e-commerce sector. Moreover, the utilization of IoT networks in various industrial sectors is considered as the primary driving factor for the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market. This factor has propelled the leading e-commerce sectors and potentially growing e-commerce platforms to invest in the Content Delivery Network market.
Region with highest share:
North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the growing number of users accessing the web content. With the presence of the market leaders and early adoption of technologies across various end-user verticals, North America stood as the leading regional market and is expected to continue its dominance, over the forecast period. Presence of prominent player such as Microsoft Corporation headquartered at Washington, United States and initiatives taken by government are contributing towards the market growth in the region. In addition, the new start up companies including StackPath and Fastly are also contributing towards the growth of the market to a large extent. The number of viewers for online gaming content has also been increasing consistently. The growth of gaming video content is further contributing to the growth of CDN around the world. In the United States, the usage of Paytv has also been reducing. An increasing number of consumers have been identified to prefer online media content to Paytv. Off late, cord-cutting has been accelerating and about 22.2 million cord-cutting are expected to be done in the coming years, emphasizing the shift toward on-demand content thereby creating ample opportunities for the market in North American region.
Region with highest CAGR:
Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period due to the rapid development in telecommunication and IT sector and strong economic growth that drives enterprise to invest in CDN network for improved productivity. Moreover, various factors such as rise in cloud deployment and technological advancement and digital transformation are also driving the market growth in the region. The fastest growth rate of the Asia Pacific CDN market can be attributed to the ever-increasing consumption of content in these emerging countries. Moreover, the market is experiencing disruptive growth due to its growing number of internet subscribers and increasing internet consumption through smartphones and other portable devices. With emerging countries such as Japan, South Korea, and China, the region is expected to witness high growth in the CDN market.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players profiled in the Content Delivery Network Market include Akamai Technologies, Alibaba Clouds, Amazon Web Services, Inc, AT & T, Broadpeak, Citrix Systems, Comcast Technology Solutions, Google LLC, IBM Corporation, Leaseweb, Limelight Networks, Microsoft Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation, OnApp Limited, Rackspace Technology, and Tata Communications.
In October 2021, Limelight Networks announced that NTT DOCOMO, a Japanese mobile operator, has integrated Limelight's EdgeXtend to expand their content delivery and improve user experiences for ever-increasing viewers across Japan.
In September 2020, Microsoft Corporation has introduced the Azure Orbital a new content delivery network service at cloud scale to compete with AWS in satellite data processing, enabling analysis of factors influencing climate change and other scientific research in collaboration with partners such as Amergint, Viasat, Kratos, US Electrodynamics Inc., KSAT, and KubOS.
In September 2020, Akamai Technologies Inc. has announced the renewal of its partnership with AT&T till 2023, to provide Akamai’s services to AT&T customers as a part of cloud and network services including content delivery suites and modules. This extension of the collaboration is the third time, following 2012 and 2017, aimed towards network security and performance improvements.
In October 2020, Amazon CloudFront launched Origin Shield. This launch will allow centralized layer to cache hit ratio that would help in reducing the load on origin. Additionally, Origin Shield helps in decreasing the origin operating costs by collapsing requets across regions.
Content Types Covered:
Provider Types Covered:
• Cloud CDN
• Peer to Peer CDN
• Telecommunication CDN
• Traditional CDN
• Banking, Financial Services and Insurances (BFSI)
• IT & Telecommunication
• Media & Entertainment
• Online Gaming
• OTT Platform
• Research and Education
• Retail & E-commerce
• Travel & Tourism
• Video Streaming
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
3 Market Trend Analysis
3.6 Application Analysis
3.7 Emerging Markets
3.8 Impact of Covid-19
4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry
5 Global Content Delivery Network Market, By Content Type
6 Global Content Delivery Network Market, By Provider Type
6.2 Cloud CDN
6.3 Peer to Peer CDN
6.4 Telecommunication CDN
6.5 Traditional CDN
7 Global Content Delivery Network Market, By Component
7.2.1 Cloud Security
7.2.2 Media Delivery
7.2.3 Web Performance
7.3.1 Analytics and Performance Monitoring
7.3.2 Designing and Consulting Services
7.3.3 Digital Rights Management
7.3.4 Network Optimization Services
7.3.5 Storage Services
7.3.6 Support & Maintenance
7.3.7 Transparent caching
7.3.8 Website and API management
8 Global Content Delivery Network Market, By Application
8.3 Banking, Financial Services and Insurances (BFSI)
8.7 IT & Telecommunication
8.8 Media & Entertainment
8.9 Online Gaming
8.10 OTT Platform
8.11 Research and Education
8.12 Retail & E-commerce
8.13 Travel & Tourism
8.14 Video Streaming
9 Global Content Delivery Network Market, By Geography
9.2 North America
9.3.6 Rest of Europe
9.4 Asia Pacific
9.4.5 New Zealand
9.4.6 South Korea
9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5 South America
9.5.4 Rest of South America
9.6 Middle East & Africa
9.6.1 Saudi Arabia
9.6.4 South Africa
9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
10 Key Developments
10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
10.3 New Product Launch
10.5 Other Key Strategies
11 Company Profiling
11.1 Akamai Technologies
11.2 Alibaba Clouds
11.3 Amazon Web Services, Inc
11.4 AT & T
11.6 Citrix Systems
11.7 Comcast Technology Solutions
11.8 Google LLC
11.9 IBM Corporation
11.11 Limelight Networks
11.12 Microsoft Corporation
11.13 NTT Communications Corporation
11.14 OnApp Limited
11.15 Rackspace Technology
11.16 Tata Communications
List of Tables
1 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Content Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Dynamic (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Static (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Provider Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Cloud CDN (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Peer to Peer CDN (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Telecommunication CDN (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Traditional CDN (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Component (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Solution (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Cloud Security (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Media Delivery (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Web Performance (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Services (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Analytics and Performance Monitoring (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Designing and Consulting Services (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Digital Rights Management (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Network Optimization Services (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Storage Services (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Support & Maintenance (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Transparent caching (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Website and API management (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Advertising (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Banking, Financial Services and Insurances (BFSI) (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By E-learning (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Enterprises (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Healthcare (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By IT & Telecommunication (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Media & Entertainment (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Online Gaming (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By OTT Platform (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Research and Education (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Retail & E-commerce (2020-2028) ($MN)
36 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Travel & Tourism (2020-2028) ($MN)
37 Global Content Delivery Network Market Outlook, By Video Streaming (2020-2028) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.
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