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Content Delivery Network Market Research Report Information By Type (Standard Content Delivery Network Market and Video Content Delivery Network Market), By Solution (Media Delivery, Web Performance Optimization, And Cloud Security), By Application (OTT Streaming, Network Optimization, Website & API Management, And Analytics & Performance Monitoring) And By Region (Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, And Rest Of The World) โ€“Market Forecast Till 2032.

ID: MRFR/ICT/2079-CR | 156 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| May 2019

Content Delivery Network Market Overview

The Content Delivery Network Market is projected to grow from USD 18.26 billion in 2024 to USD 67.14 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.67% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Additionally, the market size for content delivery network was valued at USD 15.17 billion in 2023.

Increased demand for fast, reliable, and secure content delivery is the key market drivers enhancing market growth.

Figure 1: Content Delivery Network Market Size, 2023-2032 (USD Billion)

Content Delivery Network Market Overview1

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Content Delivery Network Market Trends

Growing demand for online content is driving the market growth

As more people worldwide use the internet to consume video, audio, and other types of content, the need for fast and reliable content delivery becomes increasingly important. A CDN is a network of servers tactically located worldwide to deliver content to end users quickly and efficiently. CDNs use caching technology and other techniques to reduce latency and improve website performance, ensuring that users can access content quickly and easily, regardless of their location or device.

Several factors, including the increasing availability of high-speed internet, the proliferation of smartphones and other mobile devices, and the rise of social media and other online platforms, have fueled the demand for online content. As a result, businesses are gradually turning to CDNs to ensure that their content is delivered quickly and reliably to their target audience. CDNs are particularly important for businesses operating in multiple regions or countries, as they can help reduce network congestion's impact and other factors that can affect website performance. By caching content on servers closer to end-users, CDNs can reduce the load on origin servers, which can help to improve website stability and reduce downtime.

In addition to improving website performance, CDNs can also help to enhance website security by providing features such as DDoS protection, SSL encryption, and web application firewall (WAF). With the growing threat of cyber attacks, these security features are becoming increasingly important for businesses that rely on their websites to engage with customers and generate revenue. Thus, the growing demand for online content will continue to drive demand for the CDN market. CDNs are essential for businesses that rely on their websites to reach customers. As the internet becomes an gradually important part of our daily lives, the importance of CDNs is only likely to increase. Thus, driving the content delivery network market revenue.

Content Delivery Network Market Segment Insights

Content Delivery Network Market Type Insights

The Content Delivery Network Market segmentation, based on type, includes standard content delivery network market and video content delivery network market. The video Content Delivery Network Market segment dominated the market. This type of CDN is specifically designed to deliver video content such as live streaming, on-demand video, and video on social media platforms. Video CDNs use adaptive bit-rate streaming, transcoding, and other techniques to ensure the video is delivered in the highest quality possible while minimizing buffering and latency. Moreover, both types of CDNs are used by businesses and organizations to improve the performance, availability, and scalability of their websites and online services and provide a better user experience.

Content Delivery Network Market Solution Insights

The Content Delivery Network Market segmentation, based on solution, includes media delivery, web performance optimization, and cloud security. The media delivery segment dominated the market. Media delivery solutions deliver audio and video content, such as live streaming, on-demand, and social media. In contrast, web performance optimization solutions are designed to improve the performance of websites and web applications by reducing page load times and improving the user experience. On the other hand, cloud security solutions protect websites and web applications from various cyber threats, such as DDoS attacks, web application attacks, and bot attacks.

Figure 2: Content Delivery Network Market, by Solution, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Content Delivery Network Market, by Solution, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Content Delivery Network Market Application Insights

Based on application, the Content Delivery Network Market segmentation includes OTT streaming, network optimization, website & API management, and analytics & performance monitoring. The website & API management segment dominated the market. Website & API management applications help businesses optimize their websites and APIs to improve the user experience, increase website traffic, and ensure that APIs are secure and reliable.

Content Delivery Network Market Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American content delivery network market will dominate in 2022, owing to the high demand for online video streaming services, the increasing popularity of e-commerce, and the need for faster and more reliable content delivery to support cloud computing and IoT (Internet of Things) applications. The United States is North America's largest market for CDN services, accounting for most of the market share. This is due to factors such as the country's advanced telecommunications infrastructure, high internet penetration rate, and the presence of several leading CDN providers. Canada and Mexico are also significant markets for CDN services.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe's Content Delivery Network Market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the increasing demand for digital content and the growing adoption of cloud-based services and applications. However, the market is also facing challenges, such as data privacy concerns and regulatory barriers that could impact the growth of the CDN industry in the region. Further, the Germany Content Delivery Network Market held the largest market share, and the UK Content Delivery Network Market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Content Delivery Network Market is anticipated to develop at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The market is characterized by a high growth potential, driven by factors such as the increasing adoption of digital technologies and the growing popularity of online services and applications. Moreover, China’s Content Delivery Network Market held the largest market share, and the Indian Content Delivery Network Market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Content Delivery Network Market Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Content Delivery Network Market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The Content Delivery Network industry must offer innovative products to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Content Delivery Network Market industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Content Delivery Network Market industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the market. Major players in the Content Delivery Network Market, including Akamai Technologies, Amazon Web Services., International Business Machines Corp., Limelight Networks, Verizon, AT&T Intellectual Property, Google LLC and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Google LLC is a multinational technology company specializes in Internet-related products and services, including search engines, cloud computing, online advertising technologies, ,hardware and software. The company was founded in 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry. Google operates one of the world's largest Content Delivery Network Markets (CDNs), which is used to deliver a range of content, including videos, images, and web pages, to users around the globe. The company's CDN is designed to improve content delivery's speed, reliability, and security. It is used by a wide range of businesses and organizations to improve the performance of their websites and applications. For instance, in April 2022, Google launched Media CDN, a platform for delivering content using the same infrastructure that powers YouTube to compete in content delivery.

AT&T Intellectual Property is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. that provides a range of telecommunications and digital services to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company's services include mobile and fixed-line telephony, high-speed internet, digital TV, and cloud-based services. AT&T also operates a Content Delivery Network Market (CDN) called AT&T Content Delivery Network Market, designed to improve the speed and reliability of content delivery for businesses and organizations of all sizes. The company's CDN delivers content, including videos, images, and web pages, to users worldwide. For Instance, in July 2020, AT&T's partnered with Google Cloud to enable businesses to run applications and services closer to end-users. The partnership will allow businesses to combine AT&T's 5G and edge computing services with Google's cloud computing and machine learning capabilities to create new applications and services that can be delivered faster and more efficiently to users worldwide.

Key Companies in the Content Delivery Network Market include

Content Delivery Network Market Industry Developments

The collaboration of Cloudflare, Inc. with Databricks, a leading data and AI company, was announced in June 2023. The purpose of this partnership is to enable organizations to share and collaborate on live data by providing secure, user-friendly and cost-effective solutions for sharing and collaborating on live data. Jointly, customers using the products of Cloudflare and Databricks are hoping to overcome challenges arising from complexity or variable costs that often come about when implementing multi-cloud analytics and AI initiatives.

In February 2023 Akamai Technologies, Inc, introduced Akamai Connected Cloud; a cloud company driving online experiences safely. A powerful foundation for cloud computing as well as content delivery is offered by this cutting-edge platform having highly distributed edge & cloud infrastructures which ensure security services. This innovation marks another step whereby Akamai strives to optimize online services thus enhancing digital experiences for businesses as well as end users.

In September 2022, Bharti Airtel introduced Edge CD as part of its Edge Cloud Portfolio. Qwilt helped realize this CDN service through a partnership with the telecoms giant. Using Edge CD, Bharti Airtel intends to deliver optimized content faster across its network by enabling more efficient distribution of web applications, videos and other content.

Limelight Networks Inc.(Edgio, Inc.),a major provider of edge-enabled web applications plus content delivery solution,s completed Edgecast Inc’s purchase in June 2022.The acquisition targets at stepping up Limelight Networks’ performance like productivity while offering enhanced protection towards blue-chip clients via innovative edge computing solutions.

Disney partnered with Lumen Technologies in April 2022 to create a unified standard for CD configuration metadata & application programming interfaces (APIs) within the streaming video industry. This relationship’s objective is to develop an industry-wide framework that will streamline the entire process involved in delivering content thus allowing it to be easily moved between different streaming platforms.

Origin Shield is a new product introduced by Amazon CloudFront in October 2020 to improve caching efficiency and reduce the load on origin servers. It enhances the cache hit ratio by introducing a centralized caching layer so that fewer requests are sent to the origin. The load on the origin servers decreases as a result of this optimization leading to better performance and more efficient content delivery.

For example, Limelight Networks, Inc., one of the leading providers of CDN services announced in December 2021 that it had integrated Graph QL functionality into its Layer 0 by Limelight web application CDN.

In February 2019, Akamai Technologies announced a strategic partnership with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) to provide CDN services and security solutions to MUFG's network of clients.

In March 2020, Cloudflare launched Cloudflare for Teams, a set of tools designed to improve the security and performance of remote workforces. The platform includes a CDN, VPN, and security services, among others.

In August 2020, Fastly announced the acquisition of Signal Sciences, a web application security company, for $775 million. The move aimed to expand Fastly's security offerings and improve its CDN services' performance.

Content Delivery Network Market Segmentation

Content Delivery Network Market Type Outlook

  • Standard Content Delivery Network Market

  • Video Content Delivery Network Market

Content Delivery Network Market solution Channel Outlook

  • Media Delivery

  • Web Performance Optimization

  • Cloud Security

Content Delivery Network Market application Channel Outlook

  • OTT Streaming

  • Network Optimization

  • Website & API Management

  • Analytics & Performance Monitoring

Content Delivery Network Market Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 15.17 billion
Market Size 2024 USD 18.26 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 67.14 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 17.67% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2019- 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, solution, application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Akamai Technologies, Verizon, AT&T Intellectual Property, Amazon Web Services., Limelight Networks, International Business Machines Corp., and Google LLC
Key Market Opportunities Increasing demand for streaming video
Key Market Dynamics Growing demand for online content The growing importance of security

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Content Delivery Network Market size was valued at USD 15.17 Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 17.67% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the market

The key players in the market are Akamai Technologies, Amazon Web Services., International Business Machines Corp., Limelight Networks, Verizon, AT&T Intellectual Property, and Google LLC.

The video Content Delivery Network Market category dominated the market in 2023.

The media delivery-based channel had the largest share of the market.

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