CDNs on the Rise

According to Infonetics Research, operators of both fixed and mobile networks are increasingly turning to caching and content delivery networks (CDNs) to move frequently used content closer to the consumer to speed up response times and reduce network traffic. The research house says the top three drivers for deploying CDNs are providing better QoE for customers, network optimization, and reducing the cost and traffic load of delivering over-the-top (OTT) video content. Among other findings:

  • More than 50% of service provider respondents plan to deploy transparent caching or CDNs by 2014.

  • 80% of respondent operator networks carry mobile traffic.

  • Service providers rate Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, and Juniper as the top service provider edge router and/or CES vendors; Cisco and Juniper also top the list of core router manufacturers.

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