Which IP Network Will Enter the CDN Biz Next?

September 9th, 2008 by · 2 Comments

So far, there are four IP network providers which have entered the CDN business.  AT&T has its own offering whose effect remains hard to gauge.  Level 3 bought Savvis’s CDN assets and has made lot of noise lately.  Internap bought VitalStream and Reliance Globalcom partnered with them.  Yesterday, Tata unveiled its new CDN and increased its ties with BitGravity.  That makes two of the top 10 IP backbones, two Indian carriers, and a tier-3 boutique specialist.

So the question is, whether by acquisition, partnership, or building one from scratch, which carrier is on deck?  Anybody?  Readers of this blog tend to be well informed on the subject, so it’s time for a poll:

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Of course, there are candidates I have not listed here for lack of space – Telia, PCCW, Tiscali, even TWTC or XO perhaps – for now I discount these as less likely, but you never know so feel free to correct me with a comment below.  Personally, my bet is on BT.

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