Dramatic growth in online video consumption, together with the emergence of cloud computing and the proliferation of new Internet-enabled devices are radically transforming the content delivery network landscape for operators, traditional CDNs and content providers alike.
Chris Drake, Senior Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media
Informa Telecoms & Media's new report on content delivery networks (CDNs) assesses the opportunities available to telecoms operators, content providers, traditional CDN providers and other companies in the content delivery market.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) already play a fundamental role in ensuring that the Internet works, supporting almost every major commercial online service in the world. However, the market for CDN services is currently undergoing a major transformation which will radically change the way online services are delivered and broadband networks are built.
The CDN market was traditionally dominated by a tiny handful of companies which provide CDN services via operators' broadband networks. However, that situation is rapidly changing and the market is now witnessing the emergence of a host of new CDN service providers, most notably, the broadband network operators themselves.
Despite the continued arrival of new market participants, the ability of all of them to profit from CDN services is far from self-evident. Video-delivery costs are low and falling, and many content providers remain skeptical about the actual value of features unique to operator CDNs, such as greater reach and assured quality-of-service.
Informa Telecoms & Media's new report on CDNs assesses the opportunities available to telecoms operators, content providers, traditional CDN providers and other companies in the content delivery market. It also explores the CDN business models and strategies currently being pursued by a range of market participants. Finally, the report charts the future evolution of the CDN market. It includes a comprehensive set of forecasts which predict how the market will grow in terms of revenues and bandwidth.
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