Comparison of the Akamai and Tata Communications CDNs

In the tables below you can easily compare Akamai and Tata Communications for POP locations, pricing and features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.

POP locations Akamai Tata Communications
POPs in North-America Not Available 8HelpAshburn, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York
POPs in Europe Not Available 3HelpLondon, Paris, Frankfurt.
POPs in Asia (not China) Not Available 9HelpHong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taipei, India (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai). A new POP in Vietnam will come online in Q4 2015.
POPs in China Not Available 0
POPs in Australia Not Available 2HelpPerth, Adelaide.
POPs in South-America Not Available 0
POPs in Middle-East Not Available 1HelpSaudi Arabia
POPs in Africa Not Available 0

A POP is a Point Of Presence, an access point to the Internet. It is a physical, strategically placed location that houses multiple CDN servers.

Pricing Akamai Tata Communications
Price US/EU traffic - low volume Not Available Not Available
Price US/EU traffic - high volume Not Available Not Available
Extra charge for APAC region traffic Not Available Not Available
Storage Not available
Resellers TurboBytes

Note: custom price plans are very common in the CDN market, especially for large volume customers. We recommend you always talk to the CDN provider about your needs and requirements and work with them to get a best-fit deal.

Features & Support Akamai Tata Communications
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes Yes
Purge Yes YesHelpCustomers can purge files from the Tata Communications CDN edge servers per file, per directory and do a purge of all files.
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edgeHelpThe Last Mile Accelerator feature will compress content before delivery to the end user, and is intended to assist in cases where the origin server cannot compress the content before serving, for whatever reason. Resend from origin, or compress on edge
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files Yes YesHelpTata Communications CDN supports the HTTP/1.1 RFC and can support any parameters for query strings. Futhermore, Tata Communications CDN can configure based on most customer use cases, so at the customer, host, MIME type, or URL level.
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
Control Panel & statistics Yes YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee.
Access Logs Yes YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee.
API Yes YesHelpThe API can be used to do Push and Purge.
Support Yes YesHelp24/7/365 phone and email support included.
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