CDN Market Evolutions and the Path to the Metaverse

Price: Starting at USD 4,500
Publish Date: 16 Feb 2022
Code: AN-5316
Research Type: Research Analysis
CDN Market Evolutions and the Path to the Metaverse
Actionable Benefits

Actionable Benefits

  • Identify near term market trends in the CDN market and opportunities for differentiation.
  • Determine when and how the buildup to the metaverse will impact the CDN market and what these opportunities will look like.
  • Examine changes at the network edge and compute and the resulting future opportunities.
Critical Questions Answered

Critical Questions Answered

  • How are CDN companies adapting to today‚Äôs changing market landscape (i.e. Direct to consumer, hybrid workforces, live streaming, migrations to the cloud)?
  • What impact will the metaverse have on consumer behavior and future work environments? What do these changes mean for the CDN companies and network edge?
  • What is the timeline and anticipated stages for the buildup to the metaverse? How does this parallel the arrival of consumer-friendly smart glasses and advancements in cellular networks?
Research Highlights

Research Highlights

  • Forecasts from 2021 to 2030, 6 regions (North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa).
  • Forecasts includes number of PoPs, installed base and shipments of servers, and CDN revenue.
  • Analysis of the buildup to the metaverse in stages and key enabling technologies, the impacts, and opportunities for CDN companies and at the network edge.
Who Should Read This?

Who Should Read This?

  • Planners within CDN and cloud companies who need to evaluate the impact from current trends and the buildup to the metaverse.
  • Content providers, service operators, and ad tech companies who need to prepare for the upcoming changes to consumer behavior and the how, when, and where consumption of content takes place.

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.1. Current Market Trends: Establishing a Foundation for the Metaverse
1.2. Buildup toward the Metaverse: Devices and Networks
1.3. Key Points and Recommendations
1.4. Forecasts

2. CURRENT MARKET TRENDS: ESTABLISHING A FOUNDATION FOR THE METAVERSE

2.1. Four Levels of the Network Edge and Ultra-Low Latency
2.2. Growth in Digital Entertainment
2.3. Migrations to the Cloud
2.4. Security and Privacy
2.5. The Network

3. BUILDING UPON THE FOUNDATION TOWARD THE METAVERSE

3.1. Inflection Point for AR and Network Maturity: 2025 to Late 2020s
3.2. Ultra-Low Latency and the Next G

4. MARKET FORECASTS