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China CDN

An overview of Content Delivery Networks with edge servers in China

CDNs in China

We know of 11 content delivery networks that have edge servers in one or more locations in China. To our knowledge, no content delivery network provider has plans to launch a new POP in China.

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* = planned POP
** = multiple POPs

CDN POP Locations Cities
Akamai ? Partnership with ChinaNetCenter
CacheFly 2 Beijing - Shanghai
CDNetworks 66 Bayannaoer - Beijing - Changchun - Changde - Changsha - Chengdu - Chongqing - Dalian - Foshan - Fuzhou - Guangzhou - Guiyang - Haikou - Handan - Hangzhou - Harbin - Hefei - Hohhot - Huanggang - Huhehaote - Jiaxing - Jieyang - Jinan - Jinzhou - Lanzhou - Lhasa - Lianyungang - Luohe - Meishan - Nanchang - Nanjing - Nanning - Ningbo - Qianxinan - Qingdao - Qinhuangdao - Quanzhou - Shanghai - Shaoxing - Shenyang - Shenzhen - Shijiazhuang - Siping - Taiyuan - Taizhou - Tianjin - Tianshui - Urumqi - Wenzhou - Wuhan - Xiangfan - Xiangtan - Xiaogan - Xianyang - Xinzhou - Xining - Xixian - Xuzhou - Yangzhou - Yichun - Yinchuan - Yuxi - Zhengzhou - Zhongwei - Zhuhai - Zibo
CDNvideo 100 All major cities and provinces in China
ChinaCache 400 All major cities and provinces in China
Cloudflare 37 Partnership with JD Cloud; China POPs are part of the global network
CloudFront 4 Beijing - Shenzhen - Shanghai - Zhongwei
EdgeNext 1100 Tier 1, 2 and 3 cities and provinces in China
Edgio 100 Partnership with ChinaCache
Kingsoft Cloud 600 All major cities and provinces in China
Tencent Cloud 1100 All major cities and provinces in China
More POPs does not necessarily result in better CDN performance.

Akamai in China

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 China is listed in that document, but specifics are not mentioned. It remains unknown how many POPs or edge servers Akamai has in China.

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 - Facts & Figures

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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