Public edge: worldwide forecast 2022–2027

19 April 2023 | Research

Gorkem Yigit

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (12 slides); Excel | Edge and Media Platforms

"Spending on public edge nodes will reach USD10.2 billion by 2027, driven by a mixture of demand from carrier-neutral data centre providers, public cloud providers, content delivery network providers and operators."


This report provides data centre, hardware and software and professional services spending forecasts for public edge nodes from 2022 to 2027. The market will grow at a CAGR of 21% from USD3.1 billion in 2021 to USD10.2 billion in 2027. This growth will be initially fuelled by public cloud providers and carrier-neutral data centre providers. Operators and content delivery network providers will drive increasingly large percentages of demand in the last 3 years of the forecast.

This forecast report provides:

  • a detailed, 6-year worldwide forecast for spending in the public edge market, split into:
    • three main edge sub-segments: interconnect, metro and industrial
    • four capex categories: data centre, hardware, software and professional services
    • eight geographical regions: Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP), emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP), Latin America (LATAM), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), North America (NA), Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Western Europe (WE)
  • an examination of the key market drivers and how they will affect spending during the forecast period
  • analysis of the business environment and regional dynamics that will influence the automated assurance market
  • a detailed market definition
  • recommendations for communications service providers (CSPs) and vendors.


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Gorkem Yigit

Research Director