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South Africa CDN

An overview of Content Delivery Networks with edge servers in South Africa

CDNs in South Africa

We know of 16 content delivery networks that have edge servers in one or more locations in South Africa. 1 content delivery network provider has plans to launch a new POP in South Africa.

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* = planned POP
** = multiple POPs

CDN POP Locations Cities
Akamai ?
Bunny CDN 2 Cape Town - Johannesburg
CacheFly 1 Johannesburg
CDN77 1 Johannesburg
CDNetworks 2 Cape Town - Johannesburg
CDNvideo 2 Cape Town - Johannesburg
Cloudflare 3 Cape Town - Durban - Johannesburg
CloudFront 2 Johannesburg - Cape Town
EdgeNext 1 Johannesburg
Edgio 1 Johannesburg
Fastly 2 Johannesburg - Cape Town
Gcore 2 Cape Town - Johannesburg
Imperva 2 Cape Town - Johannesburg
Lumen 2 Cape Town - Johannesburg
Medianova 0 Cape Town*
StackPath 1 Johannesburg
Tencent Cloud 1 Johannesburg

Is Cloudflare the best CDN for South Africa?

Of all cdn providers in South Africa, Cloudflare is the cdn company with edge servers in the most different locations (3). This does not mean Cloudflare is the best content delivery network in South Africa in terms of performance. However, having more POP locations in the country does typically help deliver content with low latency, especially in large countries.

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

South Africa - Facts & Figures

South Africa is bordered on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east and northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland, and surrounding the kingdom of Lesotho. The capital cities are Pretoria (executive); Bloemfontein (judicial); Cape Town (legislative). South Africa has a population of ~55 million and a nominal GDP per capita of ~$6000. South Africa is in time zone UTC+2.
Wikipedia: South Africa

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