Content Delivery Network Market Size - Industry Report on Share, Growth Trends & Forecasts Analysis (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global CDN Market Technology & Share. The Market is Segmented by Solution and Service (Media Delivery, Cloud Security, and Web Performance), End-User (Media and Entertainment, Advertising, E-Commerce, Healthcare, Business and Financial Services, Research and Education), and Geography.


Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market Size

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Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 23.79 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 40.56 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 11.26 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market Analysis

The Content Delivery Network Market size is estimated at USD 23.79 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 40.56 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 11.26% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The growing number of internet users and the tendency of users to play games on mobile devices, with storage issues in many devices, is one of the major drivers for the market. A significant advantage of cloud-based gaming is that games are available anytime from almost any device, such as smartphones and tablets. Also, a content delivery network(CDN) is a promising paradigm for gaming delivery, as users can play games on any OS or device.

  • The popularity of online gaming is increasing along with the introduction of new technology like 4K and Ultra HD. While these new technologies make gaming more enjoyable, they can negatively impact the pre-gaming experience by making players wait hours for the download to finish. Gamers may respond negatively to this on open platforms, which could cost the providers money.
  • Moreover, gamers may be discouraged, and gaming companies may be unable to reach a wider audience due to long wait times for downloads of games. Therefore, to avoid any lag in performance, companies are investing in CDNs to deliver high-quality content globally for CDN solutions. The increasing internet speed supported by the emergence of low-cost data-based telecom services is fueling the adoption of cloud gaming platforms, which is driving the subscription of video streaming-based cloud gaming, increasing the market growth in the future.
  • With the growing smartphone adoption, as indicated in the graph, the demand for original, high-quality content and the ongoing growth of content consumption have made effective CDN solutions necessary to boost content delivery and network performance. The market is anticipated to develop faster throughout the forecast period due to the increased demand for Over-the-Top (OTT) and Video-on-Demand (VOD) services, guaranteeing continuous content delivery over a high-speed data network.
  • Some of the most influential organizations are moving away from third-party CDN services and towards deploying a content delivery network tailored to their needs. As more people use video streaming services to watch movies and advertise, viruses and cyber-attacks are rising. The lack of appropriate standards and procedures for discovering and regulating video content could hinder market expansion.
  • Furthermore, e-commerce was previously tapping customers away from brick-and-mortar stores all over the region when the pandemic struck, but COVID-19 gave consumers a mighty shove into the arms of e-commerce.

Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market Trends

Media and Entertainment (M&E) segment to Witness Major Growth

  • The media and entertainment segment would contribute significantly to the market growth during the forecast period, supported by the demand for high-quality online content broadcasting among the media players and the development of OTT platforms worldwide, increasing the demand for CDN solutions. According to Netflix, Netflix had around 260 million paid subscribers worldwide as of the fourth quarter of 2023.
  • The content delivery network demand in the media and entertainment sector is characterized by the growing demand for streaming and rich media services, the proliferation of online gaming, and the ever-increasing demand for efficiency, reliability, and quality in video streaming and content delivery. Further, the ever-evolving online gaming industry necessitates enhanced user experience, seamless game performance, and reduced latency, thus further offering lucrative growth opportunities for the CDN market.
  • Moreover, Media and entertainment (M&E) companies face significant pressure to continuously deliver high-quality content and experiences that attract and retain viewers. This further drives the demand for CDN solutions and services in the media and entertainment sector to scale live events and streaming channels and secure content, websites, and applications from attacks.
  • In the fast-paced digital landscape, the efficiency and speed of content delivery networks are crucial for distributing video content globally. Market vendors are recognizing the need and entering into partnerships with streaming companies for advanced video streaming services.
  • As increasing numbers of users demand online content, the demand for content delivery network solutions and services in the media and entertainment companies is expected to grow to deliver top-tier content consistently and reliably to large audiences. Moreover, in the coming years, video streaming and Real-time Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) are anticipated to become increasingly popular in gaming. CDNs are well-positioned to facilitate these trends by delivering low-latency, high-quality streaming experiences.
Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market: Number of Netflix Paid Subscribers, in Millions, Global, Q1 2021 - Q42023

Asia-Pacific to Register Significant Growth

  • There has been a mounting demand for CDNs in China, reflecting the country's growing digital economy, expanding online population, and increasing digital content consumption across various industries.
  • Moreover, China is among the fastest-growing e-commerce markets globally. With millions of online shoppers and a growing digital economy, businesses rely on CDNs to ensure fast and reliable delivery of digital content to users across the country, including product images, videos, and web pages. CDNs help e-commerce platforms optimize website performance, reduce latency, and enhance the overall user experience, increasing customer satisfaction and higher conversion rates. Hence, most e-commerce companies are adopting content delivery networks, which has led to a growing demand for CDNs in China.
  • Furthermore, OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu are witnessing rapid adoption in Japan. These platforms offer a wide range of video content, including movies, TV shows, and original series, which require reliable and scalable content delivery infrastructure. CDNs enable OTT providers to deliver streaming video content to viewers across Japan with minimal latency and buffering, even during peak traffic.
  • In addition, the media and entertainment companies give the solutions designed for the content delivery network the highest precedence, in addition to end users in Japan, to meet shifting digital expectations and continue to be competitive. Moreover, to reinforce the country's technology infrastructure, the Government of Japan is aggressively supporting the digital revolution in the media and entertainment segment.
Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market : Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global

Content Delivery Network (CDN) Industry Overview

The content delivery network (CDN) security market is highly fragmented, with the presence of major players like Amazon Web Services Inc. ( Inc.), Akamai Technologies Inc., Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.), Cloudflare Inc., and Edgio Inc. Players in the market are adopting strategies such as partnerships, mergers, investments, and acquisitions to enhance their product offerings and gain sustainable competitive advantage.

In December 2023, Romexsoft officially became an Amazon CloudFront Service Delivery partner to provide the AWS company's networking and content delivery services (CDN), which shows the company's growth strategy in line with developing partnership and delivery network channels in the market.

In October 2023, the Akamai Partner Program, GlobalLogic, announced designing and building innovative products, platforms, and digital experiences for customers worldwide, leveraging Akamai's cloud computing services, security, and content delivery network (CDN). GlobalLogic would collaborate with Akamai to offer global system integration, managed services, and professional services to mutual customers, increasing the market growth of the company's CDN portfolio.

Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market Leaders

  1. Amazon Web Services Inc. ( Inc.)

  2. Akamai Technologies Inc.

  3. Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.)

  4. Cloudflare Inc.

  5. Edgio Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market News

  • September 2023 - The Edgio announced a strategic partnership with streaming technology providers Accedo, Bitmovin, Grabyo, and Vimond to address the rising need faced by media and entertainment when it comes to delivering OTT video due to its ability to quickly assemble and manage a streaming ecosystem that brings high-quality linear, live or on-demand video while reducing costs and growing efficiencies, which would support its market share in line with the strategic growth through partnerships.
  • August 2023 - Nexcess, the premium hosting provider optimized for WordPress, WooCommerce, and Magento, announced the launching of an integrated CDN powered by Cloudflare and available free of charge for all Nexcess fully managed to host customers, which shows the company's expansion of CDN solutions in the B2B environment, supporting its market growth in the future.

Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing Online Users, Per Capita Online Consumption, and Demand for High -quality Video Content� Drives Growth

      2. 5.1.2 Growing Demand from Online Gaming Industries Adding to Market Growth

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Larger Organizations Tending to Build their Own CDNS

      2. 5.2.2 Bandwidth Concerns Particularly in Developing and Undeveloped Economies


    1. 6.1 By Solution and Service

      1. 6.1.1 Media Delivery

      2. 6.1.2 Cloud Security

      3. 6.1.3 Web Performance

    2. 6.2 By End User

      1. 6.2.1 Media and Entertainment

      2. 6.2.2 Advertising

      3. 6.2.3 E-commerce

      4. 6.2.4 Healthcare

      5. 6.2.5 Business and Financial Services

      6. 6.2.6 Research and Education

      7. 6.2.7 Other End Users

    3. 6.3 By Geography***

      1. 6.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 6.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

      3. 6.3.3 Asia

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. South Korea

        4. Australia and New Zealand

      4. 6.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

      5. 6.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. South Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 7.1.1 Amazon Web Services Inc. ( Inc.)

      2. 7.1.2 Akamai Technologies Inc.

      3. 7.1.3 Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.)

      4. 7.1.4 Cloudflare Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 Edgio Inc.

      6. 7.1.6 CDNetworks Inc.

      7. 7.1.7 Fastly Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Microsoft Corporation

      9. 7.1.9 AT&T Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 Tata Communications Limited



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Content Delivery Network (CDN) Industry Segmentation

The content delivery network is defined based on the revenues generated from the solutions and services used at various ends across the globe. The analysis is based on the market insights captured through secondary research and the primaries. The market also covers the major factors impacting the market’s growth in terms of drivers and restraints.

The content delivery network (CDN) market is segmented by solution and service (media delivery, cloud security, and web performance), end user (media and entertainment, advertising, e-commerce, healthcare, business and financial services, research and education, and other end users), and geography (North America (United States and Canada), Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, and France), Asia (China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and South Korea), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America), and Middle East and Africa (United Arab Emirates, and South Africa)). The market size and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD) for all the above segments.

By Solution and Service
Media Delivery
Cloud Security
Web Performance
By End User
Media and Entertainment
Business and Financial Services
Research and Education
Other End Users
By Geography***
North America
United States
United Kingdom
South Korea
Australia and New Zealand
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
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Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market Research FAQs

The Content Delivery Network Market size is expected to reach USD 23.79 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 11.26% to reach USD 40.56 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Content Delivery Network Market size is expected to reach USD 23.79 billion.

Amazon Web Services Inc. ( Inc.), Akamai Technologies Inc., Google LLC (Alphabet Inc.), Cloudflare Inc. and Edgio Inc. are the major companies operating in the Content Delivery Network Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Content Delivery Network Market.

In 2023, the Content Delivery Network Market size was estimated at USD 21.11 billion. The report covers the Content Delivery Network Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Content Delivery Network Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The emerging trends in the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market are: a) Adoption of edge computing to reduce latency b) Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for predictive content caching c) Integration of security services to protect against Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks

The emerging trends in the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market are: a) Adoption of edge computing to reduce latency b) Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for predictive content caching c) Integration of security services to protect against Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks

Content Distribution Network Industry Report

The Global Content Delivery Network (CDN) Market is witnessing remarkable growth, fueled by the surge in internet traffic from video streaming, online gaming, social media, and digital content. This demand is driving content delivery network providers and CDN companies to expand their services, catering to sectors like media, healthcare, e-commerce, and online gaming, all seeking to enhance user experience with fast, secure, and latency-free content delivery. The rise of Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms and Video on Demand (VoD) services further bolsters the need for robust CDN infrastructure to ensure quick and reliable content access. Supported by technological advancements and the expansion of high-speed networks worldwide, the CDN market is set to continue its upward trajectory. For detailed insights, Mordor Intelligence™ offers comprehensive analysis and forecasts on market share, size, and revenue growth rates in the CDN sector, available as a free report PDF download, providing a historical overview and future outlook of this dynamic industry.

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Content Delivery Network Market Size - Industry Report on Share, Growth Trends & Forecasts Analysis (2024 - 2029)