Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2022-2028)


Emphasis on Component (Solutions and Services); Content Type (Static and Dynamic); Provider Type (Traditional CDN, Telco CDN, Cloud CDN, P2P CDN, and Others); Application (Media and Entertainment, Video Streaming, OTT Platform, Online Gaming, Retail and eCommerce, and Others); and Region/Country







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Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market
Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market

The global Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market is expected to grow at a growth rate of around 17% during the forecast period. A CDN, also known as a content delivery network, is a group of geographically distributed and interconnected servers. Serve cached Internet content from network locations closest to the user for faster delivery. A CDN’s primary goal is to improve web performance by reducing the time it takes to deliver content and rich media to users. The CDN architecture is also designed to reduce network latency caused by forwarding traffic over long distances and across multiple networks. Eliminating latency is critical as more and more dynamic content, video, and software are delivered as a service to mobile devices.

The global CDN market is growing on the account of the rising need for effective solutions to enable live and uninterrupted content delivery over a high-speed data network and the increasing demand for enhanced quality of experience (QoE) and quality of service (QoS). Moreover, factors such as the proliferation of video and rich media over websites, the growing demand for enhanced video content and zero-latency online gaming experiences, increased internet penetration and mobile device adoption led to increased opportunities for mobile CDNs, and the exponential increase in consumption of online video content are also contributing to the growth of the market.

Some of the major players operating in the market include Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Google LLC, International Business Machines Corporation, Akamai Technologies Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Tencent Holdings Ltd., Lumen Technologies Inc., and Deutsche Telekom AG are some of the key players in the market. Several M&As along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to facilitate customers with hi-tech and innovative products/technologies.

Insights Presented in the Report

“Amongst component, solutions segment to witness robust CAGR during the forecast period”

Based on component, the market is classified into solutions and services. The solution segment catered to a significant share of the CDN market in 2020. The increased demand for smartphones and other smart and connected devices capable of supporting digital media drove the segment’s growth. Multiple solutions offered by the CDN solutions providers for network optimization, content acceleration, and media delivery are further driving this growth. Moreover, the rise in data consumption worldwide prompts CDN providers to introduce solutions for useful content and network delivery optimization.

“Amongst provider type, the traditional CDN segment to hold a significant share in the market in 2020”

Based on content type, the market is bifurcated into static and dynamic. The dynamic segment captured a considerable share of the market. The growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for CDN solutions for supporting real-time Voice Over IP (VoIP), video streaming, and online gaming. Dynamic content includes continuously changing data as part of a customized web service and web performance optimizations to speed the delivery of an organization’s web page or website content to multiple end-user devices.

“North America captured a significant share of the market in 2020”

North America captured a prominent share of the market in 2020. The region has the highest internet penetration rate and the growing popularity of 4K resolution display regions are key factors supporting the growth of the regional market. They provide a robust CDN infrastructure to efficiently deliver your data. Moreover, rapid adoption of cloud-based services, adoption of high-speed data networks, and increasing demand for smartphones are expected to have a direct impact on the growth of the regional market. Rising leisure spending is also one of the major factors contributing to the adoption of CDN solutions in the region.

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  • Detailed examination of drivers, restraints, key trends, and opportunities prevailing in the industry.
  • The study comprehensively covers the market across different segments.
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry.

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1.1.Market Definitions
1.2.Main Objective
2.1.Research Process of the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market
2.2.Research Methodology of the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market
2.3.Respondent Profile    
9.1.Traditional CDN
9.2.Telco CDN
9.3.Cloud CDN
9.4.P2P CDN 
10.1.Media and Entertainment
10.2.Video Streaming
10.3.OTT Platform
10.4.Online Gaming
10.5.Retail and eCommerce
11.1.North America Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market
 11.1.3.Rest of North America
11.2.Europe Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market
 11.2.6.Rest of Europe
11.3.Asia-Pacific Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market
 11.3.4.Rest of Asia-Pacific
11.4.Rest of the World Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market
12.1.Market Drivers
12.2.Market Challenges
12.3.Impact Analysis
15.1.Demand Side Analysis
15.2.Supply Side Analysis
17.1.Competitive Landscape
 17.1.1.Porters Fiver Forces Analysis Inc. 
18.2.Microsoft Corporation
18.3.Google LLC 
18.4.International Business Machines Corporation
18.5.Akamai Technologies Inc.
18.6.Citrix Systems Inc. 
18.7.Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
18.8.Tencent Holdings Ltd.
18.9.Lumen Technologies Inc.
18.10.Deutsche Telekom AG

Research Methodology

Research Methodology for the Content Delivery Market (CDN) Market Analysis (2022-2028)

Analyzing the historical market, estimating the current market, and forecasting the future market of the global CDN market were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the adoption of CDN in major regions globally. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the global CDN market. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a top-down/bottom-up approach to forecasting the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments of the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the CDN market through company internal sources such as annual reports & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the CDN market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather historical market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments are included in the report as component, content type, provider type, and application. Further country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of testing models in that region.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of the CDN market. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as component, content type, provider type, and application of CDN. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering top partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, and product launches in the CDN market sector across the globe.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the global CDN market, and market shares of the segments. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., the top-down/bottom-up approach were applied to arrive at the market forecast for 2028 for different segments and sub-segments across the major markets globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of revenue (USD) and the adoption rate of the CDN market across the major markets domestically
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the global CDN market in terms of products offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market
Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market

Market Engineering

The data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers for each segment and sub-segment of the global CDN market. data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of the component, content type, provider type, and application in the global CDN market.

The main objective of the Global CDN Market Study

The current & future market trends of the global CDN market were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments on the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends determined the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit from a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the CDN market in terms of value (USD). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include areas of the component, content type, provider type, and application
  • Define and analysis of the regulatory framework for the CDN industry
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the CDN market for the major region
  • Major countries of regions studied in the report include Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Rest of the World
  • Company profiles of the CDN market and the growth strategies adopted by the market players to sustain in the fast-growing market
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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