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.
Companies in this industry provide content delivery network (CDN) services to website operators. CDNs host multiple copies of content (e.g. video, pictures, audio) on a network of servers and distribute them to end users based on proximity. Hosting content on third-party servers takes pressure off of a site’s own servers, improves transmission speed and efficiency during periods of increased demand, and provides redundancy in the case of technical issues.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.