CDNs in South Africa
We know of 15 content delivery networks that have edge servers in one or more locations in South Africa. 2 content delivery networks have plans to launch a new POP in South Africa.
* = planned POPs
** = multiple POPs
|bunny.net||2||Cape Town - Johannesburg|
|CDN77||2||Cape Town - Johannesburg|
|CDNetworks||2||Cape Town - Johannesburg|
|CDNvideo||2||Cape Town - Johannesburg|
|Cloudflare||3||Cape Town - Durban - Johannesburg|
|CloudFront||2||Johannesburg - Cape Town|
|Fastly||2||Johannesburg - Cape Town|
|Gcore||1||Johannesburg - Cape Town*|
|Imperva||2||Cape Town - Johannesburg|
|Lumen||2||Cape Town - Johannesburg|
Cloudflare 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. 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 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