Traditional content delivery network (CDN) is more of a solution to ease the traffic pressure on Internet networks. But it is becoming increasingly important with the burgeoning development of Internet industry, diversification of online services, and rising standard for network services.

The market size of Chinese CDN industry maintained robust growth, jumping 31.6% year-on-year to 3.04 billion yuan ($495.59 million) in 2012, according to research report released by CCIDConsulting (source in Chinese).

Market Size and Growth Rate of Chinese CDN Industry in 2007-2012

The report forecasted that CDN market will reach 4.72 billion yuan by 2015 at an estimated average yearly growth rate of 43.1% during 2013 to 2015.

Forecast on Chinese CDN Market Size and Growth Rate in 2013-2015

According to the report, ChinaNetCenter and ChinaCache are taking the lead in CDN industry, with their total revenues account for 82.3% of the total market in 2012. The two companies represent 41.2% and 41.1 of the industry’s total revenue, respectively. Dinon and Fastweb, a subsidiary of 21ViaNet Group, each account for 13.6% and 3% of the total revenue.

               Market Share of Chinese CDN Enterprises by Revenue

image credits: CCIDConsulting

Emma Lee

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via lixin@sixthtone.com or Twitter.

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