IRG Press Release





Peter Christy
Internet Research Group
650-559-6222 x 301 ext. 301

John Katsaros
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256

   New Internet Research Group Publishes
2001 Content Distribution Market Share

New Research From Internet Research Group
Details Content Distribution Networking Market Share


Los Altos, Calif., January 22, 2002 – Internet Research Group (IRG) today released the 2001 CDN market share results as part of its latest research effort, The 2002 Content Distribution At The Edge report. The past year saw CDN revenues double to $200M in 2001.


Web-based content distribution has gone through a dramatic evolution over the past four years. At this time in 1998, the Akamai service was only an idea. Now, four years later, there are over a dozen CDN providers with about 3,000 customers spending more than $16M monthly. "Last year, CDN service revenues managed to double, despite the bursting of the .COM bubble, the crash in bandwidth prices, and the overall economic malaise," said John Katsaros, principal and co-founder at Internet Research Group. "That very real growth in the face of significant adversity clearly validates the role of CDNs and performance optimization in general in the overall Internet economy."


The market share numbers are contained in the CDN Market Size and Share report which has been published on IRG’s Web site. Akamai with more than 80% share and Digital Island with 10% lead the pack, which also includes Mirror-Image, AT&T and Speedera. This study provides a table showing overall market sizing and includes an analysis of the factors contributing to the overall growth in the CDN market.


An abstract of this study is also available by clicking here. The full report, The 2002 Content Distribution At The Edge Report, will be published for service clients in February.


About Internet Research Group


Internet Research Group provides marketing and strategy research reports and consulting services, specializing in areas related to Internet infrastructure. IRG offerings combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy. IRG’s mission is to help major Internet technology vendors and market-leading startups make faster and better decisions about their product, market entry, and market development strategies. IRG provides technical product and market analyses, develops authoritative reports on specific markets, and creates white papers and other information products. IRG’s consulting practice helps companies develop successful market entry and development strategies for new products in early adopter markets.


Editor’s note: Peter Christy and John Katsaros are always available to provide quotes or references for articles related to Internet acceleration, content delivery and distribution, caching, or Internet traffic management. For further information, contact:


Peter Christy, principal
Internet Research Group
650-559-6222 x 301 ext 301

John Katsaros, president
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256

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