Comparison of the Tata Communications and Akamai CDNs

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

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 Tata Communications Akamai
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 Tata Communications Akamai
Origin-Pull Yes Yes
Push (upload to CDN servers) Yes Yes
Purge YesHelpCustomers can purge files from the Tata Communications CDN edge servers per file, per directory and do a purge of all files. Yes
Purge All Yes Yes
Gzip Resend from origin, or compress on edge 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.
Persistent connections Yes Yes
Honors all origin server headers Yes Yes
Can override origin server headers Yes Yes
Set caching headers for pushed files 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. Yes
Custom CNAMEs Yes Yes
HTTPS Yes Yes
Control Panel & statistics YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. Yes
Access Logs YesHelpAccess logs are available for an additional fee. Yes
API YesHelpThe API can be used to do Push and Purge. Yes
Support YesHelp24/7/365 phone and email support included. Yes
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