Global CDN market to approach $7bn by 2017

The worldwide market for content delivery network services will reach nearly US$ 6.9bn in 2017, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14% over the next five years, according to US firm BCC Research.

North America is expected to grow from US$ 1.9bn in 2012 to US$ 3.6bn by 2017, while Asia Pacific will come second in terms of size, growing from US$ 1.1bn in 2012 to nearly US$ 2.1bn in 2017.

This strong performance for the CDN sector is being powered primarily by growth in the video delivery segment, which is expected to grow more than 30% in five years as a result of the surging popularity of over-the-top video, according to the research firm.

As a result there is believed to be a “robust” growth opportunity for networking, server, and specialised hardware providers, with four trends causing explosive growth: mobile device capacity growth, advances in networked home, cloud services, and user-generated content.

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  • Themes which have attracted a lot of attention in my discussions with various parts of the ecosystem (telecom operators, content proiders, global CDNs) are indeed Mobile content delivery as the future of video viewing, and payments (online VoD; online retail businesses); converence between cloud type services with the CDNs and network intelilgence and virtualisaiton.
    To take part in strategic discussions and directly influence this growth, consider attending CDN World Las Vegas summit on 25-26 June

    Kamelija Stefanova on Global CDN market to approach $7bn by 2017

  • This is definitely comes as no surprise. As global enterprises are growing their reach and entering foreign markets, optimal web performance becomes essential to maintaining a competitive edge. Its amazing that a matter of 200 ms can make difference in website conversion rates. Every millisecond can equate to how much business / revenue a site can generate.
    Global CDNs like cdnetworks  and Akamai are definitely driving the growth as they continue to provide companies scalable CDN solutions to reach virtually any country with internet access. In addition to serving web content at a faster rate, major CDNs also provide security, DNS optimization, Cloud optimization etc…

    William V on Global CDN market to approach $7bn by 2017

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