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Africa CDN

An overview of Content Delivery Networks with edge servers in Africa

Last updated: February 22, 2024

CDNs in Africa

18 content delivery networks have edge servers in Africa, including in South Africa, Kenya and Egypt. 4 content delivery network providers have plans to launch a new POP in Africa.

* = planned POP

CDN POP Locations Countries
Akamai ? 24
Bunny CDN 7 6
CacheFly 1 1
CDN77 1 1
CDNetworks 7 6
CDNvideo 7 6
ChinaCache 1 1
Cloudflare 22 19
CloudFront 4 3
EdgeNext 5 * 7
Edgio 2 2
Fastly 3 * 3
Gcore 12 * 19
Imperva 2 1
Lumen 3 2
Medianova 1 * 3
StackPath 1 1
Tencent Cloud 1 1

Is Cloudflare the best CDN for Africa?

The cdn provider with edge servers in the most different locations in Africa is Cloudflare (22). Having POPs in many locations on the continent certainly helps in delivering content with low latency to end users. However, simply because Cloudflare has more POPs does not mean Cloudflare is the best content delivery network in Africa in terms of performance.

Akamai in Africa

Akamai is generally considered to be the largest CDN with edge servers in the most countries. However, the content delivery network company never publishes details about how many POPs they have in a country or where their CDN edge servers are located. The Akamai website has a public PDF with all countries where Akamai maintains Server Points of Presence and Africa is listed in that document, but specifics are not mentioned. It remains unknown how many POPs or edge servers Akamai has in Africa.

Content Delivery Networks in Africa, by Country

How many CDNs have POP(s) in each of the 33 countries in Africa?

Country CDNs with (planned) POPs
Angola 4
Burkina Faso 1
Botswana 1
Ivory Coast 1
Djibouti 4
Algeria 2
Egypt 9
Ethiopia 1
Ghana 4
Guinea 1
Kenya 8
Liberia 1
Lesotho 1
Libya 1
Morocco 3
Madagascar 4
Mauritius 6
Malawi 1
Mozambique 2
Namibia 2
Nigeria 7
Reunion 2
Rwanda 2
Seychelles 1
Sudan 1
Senegal 2
Togo 1
Tunisia 5
Tanzania 5
Uganda 2
South Africa 17
Zambia 2
Zimbabwe 2

Africa

Africa on world map