CDNs in China
We know of 5 content delivery networks that have one or more POPs in China. View the table below to learn how many POPs each of those 5 CDNs have in China and where they are located.
|CDN||POP count||POP locations|
|CDNetworks||20||Incl Beijing, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Tianjin and Guangzhou|
|ChinaCache||500||All major cities and provinces in China|
|Cloudflare||20||Partnership with Baidu; China POPs are part of the global network|
|QUANTIL||550||All major cities and provinces in China|
|Verizon Digital Media Services||2||Beijing - Shanghai|
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:
- ICP license (Wikipedia)
- ISP Interconnectivity and Content Delivery in Mainland China (QUANTIL)
- Frequently Asked Questions About a China CDN (CDNetworks)
- Experience a Faster and More Secure Internet in China (Cloudflare)
- China ICP License Support (Alibaba Cloud)
- CDN in China (TurboBytes)
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).