KeyCDN Launches New POP in Austria

pop in austria

Here at KeyCDN, we’ve got lots of exciting things planned for 2018. From performance to security and everything in between, we’re always looking to improve our platform to better serve both our customers and your visitors. That’s why today we’d like to announce that we’ve just launched a new point of presence (POP) in Vienna, Austria! The new POP is in production and has been automatically added to all existing zones.

POP in Vienna Extends Content Delivery to Austria

With the introduction of a POP in Vienna, our presence in Europe becomes even stronger and more performant. With Vienna being the largest city and the capital of Austria, it makes for a great edge server location.

austria pop location

Before the implementation of our Vienna POP, Austrian users were delivered content from our surrounding POPs. However, with the Vienna edge server now live, this helps bridge the gap between nearby POPs including Frankfurt, Milano, Warsaw, and Istanbul.

As of 2016, Vienna alone had a population of over 1.8 million people (2.6 million within the metropolitan area – nearly one third of Austria’s population), and covers an area of just 414 square kilometers. As for Austria in general, it is located in central Europe, covers a total area of 83,879 square kilometers and has a population of over 8.7 million.

Growth Of Internet in Austria

Austria’s Internet penetration rate is already quite high. A large boost in the adoption of Internet was experienced between the years 2004-2009 and as of 2016, the penetration rate was at 81.9%. Therefore, over 7.1 million people are Internet users.

E-commerce is also quite prevalent in Austria. Over half of their Internet users shop online and the average spend per online shopper in 2015 was €1,759. Furthermore, the B2C e-commerce turnover represented €7.5bn in 2015 and the total share of e-commerce in retail was 9.3%. According to Statista, e-commerce revenue in Austria is expected to grow at an annual growth rate of 7.6%.

Here are some additional statistics about the usage and growth of the Internet in Austria.

  • The number of mobile phone subscriptions in 2016 was 14.27 million
  • There are 37 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Austria
  • Typical speeds are up to 30Mbit/s download and 5Mbit/s upload over DSL and up to 250Mbit/s download and 25Mbit/s upload over cable.

How to Check if Content is Delivered From Austria

Each POP adds the HTTP response header X-Edge-Location to all assets delivered via KeyCDN. In this case, the Vienna POP’s identifier is atvi. The first two letters stand for the country TLD, while the 3rd and 4th letters are for the city. You can quickly check the response headers using Chrome Dev Tools, a speed test tool, or a simple cURL command like the one below:

curl -I
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: keycdn-engine
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:28:22 GMT
Content-Type: image/svg+xml
Content-Length: 12557
Connection: keep-alive
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Last-Modified: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:15:44 GMT
ETag: "57e91170-310d"
Expires: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:28:22 GMT
Cache-Control: max-age=604800
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000; includeSubdomains; preload
Content-Security-Policy: default-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval' https: data:
X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
X-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=block
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
Referrer-Policy: no-referrer-when-downgrade
Link: <>; rel="canonical"
X-Cache: HIT
X-Edge-Location: atvi
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Accept-Ranges: bytes

Check on the Austria POP’s Status

It’s extremely important to us that we maintain a near 100% uptime rate to ensure that your content is always properly delivered from the nearest POP location. If you are experiencing any issues with the new POP in Vienna, or any other POP, check our status page to verify if we are performing any scheduled maintenance or open a support request with us directly.

austria status page

What’s Next?

We’re happy to have announced Vienna as our 29th POP and aim to continue expanding into areas we haven’t ventured yet. If you would like to request a POP in a certain location or a new feature please let us know on our feature requests community page and stay tuned for more exciting announcements.

Happy content delivery!

KeyCDN Launches New POP in Austria was last modified: January 25th, 2018 by Cody Arsenault
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