The India Content Delivery Network Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 792.5 million in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 13.3% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
A content delivery network is a globally distributed network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers. The goal of CDN is to distribute content closer to the end users in order to improve performance, security and reliability when compared to serving directly from its origin. CDNs enable higher download speeds and better quality of streaming video. They also provide protection from cyber threats and DDoS attacks.
Market key trends:
One of the major trends driving growth of the India CDN market is increased content consumption over mobile networks. India has witnessed tremendous growth in internet and smartphone users over the past few years. Higher adoption of 4G networks and cheap data plans have made access to content easier. However, limited bandwidth on mobile networks can impact user experience. CDNs help in caching content at edge locations close to users resulting in faster load times and seamless streaming even on mobile networks. This has boosted demand from content providers seeking to enhance mobile experience of their users in India.
Threat of new entrants: New entrants will face high initial investments in setting up required infrastructure like data centers and servers. Established players have strong brand positions and economies of scale.
Bargaining power of buyers: Buyers have moderate bargaining power as there are many established players providing CDN services in India. However, buyers can negotiate on pricing and services based on their subscription size and volume.
Bargaining power of suppliers: CDN providers have strong bargaining power over infrastructure providers and technology solution providers as established CDN players have scale to negotiate good deals.
Threat of new substitutes: Threat from substitutes is low as there are no direct substitutes to CDN services. Alternate technologies like accelerated mobile pages provide partial functionality.
Competitive rivalry: Intense competition among key players on pricing and value-added services.
Strengths: High-speed delivery of content, low latency, geo-distributed network infrastructure, cost-effective content delivery
Weaknesses: Heavy reliance on partner networks, need for frequent network upgrades, vulnerability to cyber threats and outages
Opportunities: Growth of OTT platforms, increasing internet consumption on mobile devices, rising demand for 4K/VR content
Threats: Price wars among players, regulatory challenges around privacy and data localization
The India India Content Delivery Network Market Share is expected to witness high growth at a CAGR of 13.3% over 2023-2030, driven by increasing internet and smartphone penetration in India. Rapid growth of OTT platforms and digital businesses will propel demand for scalable, low-cost CDN services.
Regionally, western India dominates India’s CDN market currently, led by data center hubs in Mumbai and Pune. However, northern regions are expected to be the fastest growing market led by government initiatives to boost digital infrastructure in New Delhi, Gurugram and Noida.
Key players operating in the India CDN market are Tata Communications Ltd., Amazon CloudFront – Amazon.com Inc., CDNetworks Co., Ltd., CDNify Ltd., Cachefly, CloudFlare, Inc., Fastly, Level 3 Communication Inc., Limelight Networks Inc., Akamai and EdgeCast Networks. Players are focused on expanding edge data center capacity and coverage to capture rising demand from small businesses and startups across India.