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China CDN

An overview of Content Delivery Networks with POPs in China

CDNs in China

We know of 11 content delivery networks that have one or more POPs in China. No content delivery network has plans to launch a new POP in China.

CDN POPs POP locations
BaishanCloud 500 All major cities and provinces in China
CacheFly 2 Beijing - Shanghai
CDNetworks 20 Incl Beijing, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Tianjin and Guangzhou
CDNvideo 100 All major cities and provinces in China
ChinaCache 400 All major cities and provinces in China
Cloudflare 17 Partnership with JD Cloud; China POPs are part of the global network
CloudFront 4 Beijing - Shenzhen - Shanghai - Zhongwei
Kingsoft Cloud 600 All major cities and provinces in China
Limelight 10 LLNW leverages in-country partnerships.
Tencent Cloud 1100 All major cities and provinces in China
Verizon Media 100 Partnership with ChinaCache
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