A detailed analysis of the streaming media content distribution business in 2003, including forecasts for 2004.
This report's findings and data analysis reveal:
The CDN market was worth close to $350 million dollars in 2003, including hosting, storage, tracking, quality assurances, direct and indirect bandwith costs associated with streaming media
CDN services for both streaming video and Internet radio is estimated at between $90 million and $115 million dollars in 2003
On the backhaul side (costs associated with buying bulk bandwidth/capacity from carrier networks and operators made by destination networks) is estimated at between $50-$65 million dollars in 2003, indicating a total bandwidth services market size to both ensure sufficient distribution capacity and actual direct delivery costs of about $150 million dollars in 2003
CDNs were able to price basic retail CDN services at very competitve rates due to falling backhaul bandwidth prices
CDNs experienced triple-digit growth rates in 2003, in terms of data transferred compared to 2002, but falling prices meant that revenue grew at double-digit rates