Public edge: worldwide forecast 2023–2028

23 April 2024 | Research

Gorkem Yigit

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (13 slides); Excel | Edge and Media Platforms

"Growth in vendor revenue in the metro edge will slow during the forecast period, but it will increase at the interconnect edge and rapidly increase at the industrial edge."


This report provides forecasts for spend by four types of public edge node builder for 2023–2028.

This forecast report and accompanying data annex provide:

  • a detailed worldwide forecast for spending in the public edge market, split into:
    • four public edge node builder types: 
      • data-centre providers
      • content deliver network providers
      • operators
      • public cloud providers
    • three segments:
      • industrial
      • metro
      • interconnect
    • four sub-segments:
      • co-location
      • hardware
      • software
      • professional services
  • 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 market
  • a detailed market definition
  • recommendations for vendors and edge node builders.

Questions answered in this report

  • What are the key trends and factors that will affect the public edge market during 2023–2028?
  • Which segment of the edge market is growing fastest now and which segment has the greatest potential for future growth?
  • What are the regional trends in public edge?
  • What strategies should operators and public cloud providers take towards the public?
  • How should hardware and software vendors approach the public edge?

Geographical coverage

  • Worldwide
  • Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
  • Developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP)
  • Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP)
  • Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • North America (NA)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Western Europe (WE)


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Gorkem Yigit

Research Director