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Research and Markets: The 2013 Report 'CDN Operational, Account and Content Vertical Analytics 2012 - 2015' Includes Players such as Limelight Networks and Cachefly
[January 09, 2014]

Research and Markets: The 2013 Report 'CDN Operational, Account and Content Vertical Analytics 2012 - 2015' Includes Players such as Limelight Networks and Cachefly

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "CDN Operational, Account and Content Vertical Analytics 2012 - 2015" report to their offering.

This report's extensive Q & A's conducted with top tier management, technology and sales talent address network topologies and capacity, solutions innovation, software and infrastructure advantages underlying account acquisition strategies.

CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) raised contract revenue 18.3% in 2012, to $2.28 billion, as value-added services (site/app acceleration, cloud solutions, analytics, specialized HTTP video platforms, content transformation, workflow, management, security and rights protection) in addition to core bandwidth provisioning supporting very large video accounts fuelled market growth.

Sector-wide monthly recurring revenue (MRR) rose 8% to $5,65, calculated as an average of each CDN's revenue-per-account performance comparable, as detailed in this market and business analytics report.

The research report firmly establishes that media and entertainment represents the largest content segment under CDN contract, forming 48.6% of the penetrated market. Professional video, digital video advertising and Internet music radio are highly penetrated verticals.

Professional video bandwidth fees frame a 35.8% share of the available market (counting self-hosting sites), followed by UGC video at 19.6%, mobile video (views and advertising) at 14.8% and music radio/song plays at 11.7%.

Delivery costs are tallied against video views, listening hours, downloads (music/movies) and video advertising (pre/mid/post roll and in-page) revealing total bytes delivered by content vertical.

Operations and infrastructure analysis includes deployed servers, bandwidth percentage of COGS and retail contracts, R & D initiatives plus Cap Ex spending. Capital efficiency compares new CDN accounts added during the year modeled against revenue and server infrastructure. CDN contracts rose by 61.2% to 54,835, server infrastructure 17.1%, with strong account growth registered in lower MRR bands.

The CDN market is valued across content verticals against both volume (gigabytes transferred) and rate (Mbps) pricing, including transit. Current and historical bandwidth pricing trends are provided.

CDNs include Akamai Technologies, Limelight Networks, BitGravity (News - Alert), CDNetworks, ChinaCache, EdgeCast, Mirror Image, Level 3, Internap, Highwinds, Cachefly, Cloudflare, Mainstream Networks and NetDNA, among others.

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