Global CDN content distribution platform has developed vast network containing hundreds of thousands of edge nodes all over the world. However, China market has been left unreached.
Due to national security concerns, content delivery to China is a highly regulated service. Foreign CDN companies are not licensed to operate in the mainland; therefore, global giants are incapable of providing services that reach beyond HongKong. As a result, they are left with no options but to rely on their partners in China to distribute to the mainland.
The cross-border CDN is far more complicated than a normal multi-CDN approach in any other region. Traffic through the national firewall via public internet often gets interrupted which results in 30% or higher packet loss entering into mainland China. In addition to packet loss, latency easily goes up to 300ms for a mere 100km in distance.
Integrated multi-CDN becomes Segregated multi-CDN.
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