Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Content Delivery Network Operators industry in Australia has had a remarkable past five years. Industry revenue is estimated to grow by an annualised 20.9% over the five years through 2012-13 to reach $260.4 million. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a similarly speedy pace of 25.8% over 2012-13. The outstanding growth is due to the efficiency gains and cost savings the industry offers to its customers. As websites continued to feature more user generated and customised content, the need for fast and efficient networks grew, which benefitted demand for content delivery networks. Furthermore, online traffic is increasingly data intensive with higher resolution images, videos and live streaming. The industry is able to deliver this content cheaper on behalf of website operators... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The majority of businesses operating in the industry are headquartered in the United States and have nodes (a physical terminal where servers are located) within Australia. Most nodes within Australia are located on the eastern seaboard, most commonly in Sydney or Melbourne, where internet traffic is heaviest. Over the past five years, a number of CDN providers have expanded the edge of their networks to Australia to service growing demand. CacheFly added a node to Sydney in 2009 and Amazon CloudFront added its 33rd global node in Sydney in 2012 (prior to this Amazon's closest node to Australia was in Singapore).
Akamai and Internode have the biggest physical footprints in Australia in terms of locations. Akamai has a different business model to most other providers... purchase to read more