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China CDN

An overview of Content Delivery Networks with POPs in China

CDNs in China

We know of 9 content delivery networks that have one or more POPs in China. View the table below to learn how many POPs each of those 9 CDNs have in China and where they are located.

CDN POP count POP locations
BaishanCloud 380 All major cities and provinces in China
CDNetworks 20 Incl Beijing, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Tianjin and Guangzhou
CDNvideo 100 All major cities and provinces in China
ChinaCache 500 All major cities and provinces in China
Cloudflare 21 Partnership with Baidu; China POPs are part of the global network
Kingsoft Cloud 600 All major cities and provinces in China
Limelight 10 LLNW leverages in-country partnerships.
QUANTIL 550 All major cities and provinces in China
SwiftServe 1 Shanghai
More POPs does not necessarily result in better CDN performance.

ICP license for China CDN

The Chinese government requires all domains that serve content from servers located in mainland China to have an ICP license. Only Chinese entities/companies can obtain the ICP license. The license itself is free but you likely have costs for using an intermediairy (often a CDN provider) in helping you get the license.

More information about the ICP license and CDN in China:


China has a population of approximately 1.3 billion. China borders 14 nations, more than any other country except Russia, which also borders 14. China borders Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), India, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia and North Korea. China is in time zone UTC+8 (CST).
Wikipedia: China

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