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The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2016 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts

Published: May 9, 2016 | Pages: 1680 | Publisher: SNS Research | Industry: Telecommunications | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

Service providers continue to face increasing CapEx and OpEx burdens, amid growing requirements for high-speed mobile broadband services. By eliminating reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms, NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) and SDN (Software Defined Networking) promise to reduce service provider CapEx. In addition, both technologies can significantly slash OpEx due to a reduction in physical space, labor and power consumption.

Driven by the promise of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) reduction, mobile operators are aggressively jumping on the NFV and SDN bandwagon, targeting deployments across a multitude of areas. By the end of 2020, SNS Research estimates that NFV and SDN investments on service provider networks will account for over $18 Billion. These investments will initially focus on EPC/mobile core, IMS, policy control, CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), CDN (Content Delivery Network) and transport networks.

Spanning over 1,600 pages, the ""NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts” report package encompasses three comprehensive reports covering covering NFV, SDN, conventional 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G wireless network infrastructure and HetNet (Heterogeneous Network) infrastructure:

- The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Ecosystem: 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts
- The Wireless Network Infrastructure Ecosystem: 2016 – 2030 – Macrocell RAN, Small Cells, C-RAN, RRH, DAS, Carrier Wi-Fi, Mobile Core, Backhaul & Fronthaul
- The HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

This report package provides an in-depth assessment of NFV, SDN, network virtualization, 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G wireless network infrastructure and HetNet gear. Besides analyzing enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, use cases, mobile operator case studies, regional CapEx commitments, regulatory landscape, standardization, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies, the report package also presents revenue and unit shipment forecasts for multiple submarkets including:

Conventional 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G Wireless Network Infrastructure

- Macrocell RAN Base Stations
- Macrocell Backhaul
- Mobile Core

HetNet Infrastructure

- Small Cells
- Small Cell Backhaul
- Carrier Wi-Fi
- C-RAN (Centralized RAN)
- C-RAN Fronthaul
- DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems)

NFV

- Hardware Appliances
- Orchestration & Management Software
- VNF (Virtualized Network Function) Software

SDN

- SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliances
- SDN-Enabled Virtual Switches
- Orchestration & Management Software
- SDN Controller Software
- Network Applications Software

Topics Covered:

The report package covers the following topics:

Wireless Network Infrastructure Topics

- 2G (GSM and CDMA) technology and market trends
- 3G (W-CDMA/HSPA, TD-SCDMA and CDMA-2000) technology and market trends
- 4G (LTE, LTE-Advanced and WiMAX) technology and market trends
- 5G (IMT-2020) technology and market trends
- Mobile core technology and market trends
- Mobile transport (backhaul and fronthaul) technology and market trends
- HetNet (Wi-Fi offloading, small cell, C-RAN and DAS) technology and market trends
- Analysis of key trends such as enterprise RAN, TD-LTE, VoLTE virtualization, unlicensed small cells and SCaaS (Small Cells as a Service)
- Market drivers for wireless network infrastructure investments
- Challenges and barriers to the ecosystem
- Profiles and strategies of over 350 wireless network infrastructure vendors
- Strategic recommendations for ecosystem players
- Global and regional market analysis and forecasts
- SWOT analysis of the wireless network infrastructure market

NFV & SDN Topics

- SDN, NFV and network virtualization technology
- Enabling technologies, protocols, architecture and key trends
- Use cases, applications, PoC (Proof of Concept) and commercial deployment case studies
- CapEx saving potential of SDN and NFV
- Orchestration and management platforms
- Regulatory landscape and standardization
- Industry roadmap and value chain
- Market drivers for SDN/NFV investments
- Challenges and barriers to the ecosystem
- Profiles and strategies of over 240 SDN/NFV ecosystem players
- Strategic recommendations for ecosystem players
- Global and regional market analysis and forecasts

Key Questions Answered:

The report package provides answers to the following key questions: 

- How is the 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G wireless network infrastructure market evolving by segment and region?
- Which 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G technology constitutes the highest amount of spending and how will this evolve overtime?
- What is the global and regional outlook for RAN and mobile core submarkets?
- How will the market shape for HetNet infrastructure such as small cells, C-RAN and DAS?
- How will Wi-Fi fit into future network architectures for access and offload?
- What is the opportunity for mobile transport networking gear, and what new backhaul/fronthaul solutions are evolving?
- How big is the SDN, NFV and network virtualization opportunity?
- What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
- What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
- Which regions, submarkets and countries will see the highest percentage of growth?
- How are service provider led initiatives driving SDN and NFV investments?
- How does regulation impact the adoption of SDN and NFV centric networks?
- How can NFV make the VoLTE (Voice over LTE) business case work?
- How can software defined DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) complement SDN functionality?
- What level of CapEx savings can SDN and NFV facilitate for service providers?
- Do SDN and NFV pose a threat to traditional network infrastructure vendors?
- Who are the key market players and what are their strategies?
- Is there a ring leader in the SDN and NFV ecosystem?
- What strategies should enabling technology providers, network infrastructure vendors, mobile operators and other ecosystem players adopt to remain competitive?
 Table of Content

1 Chapter 1: Introduction 22 
1.1 Executive Summary 22 
1.2 Topics Covered 24 
1.3 Forecast Segmentation 25 
1.4 Key Questions Answered 27 
1.5 Key Findings 28 
1.6 Methodology 29 
1.7 Target Audience 30 
1.8 Companies & Organizations Mentioned 31 

2 Chapter 2: An Overview of SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization 35 
2.1 What is Network Virtualization? 35 
2.2 What is SDN (Software Defined Networking)? 36 
2.3 SDN Protocols 36 
2.3.1 OpenFlow 37 
2.3.2 BGP-TE (Border Gateway Protocol - Traffic Engineering) 37 
2.3.3 PCEP (Path Computation Element Protocol) 38 
2.3.4 I2RS (Interface to the Routing System) 38 
2.3.5 VxLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN) 39 
2.3.6 ALTO (Application Layer Traffic Optimization) 39 
2.3.7 IETF Software Driven Networks 39 
2.4 SDN Implementation Approaches 40 
2.4.1 Network Virtualization Approach 40 
2.4.2 Evolutionary Approach 40 
2.4.3 The “Central Control” Approach 41 
2.5 What is NFV (Network Functions Virtualization)? 42 
2.6 NFV Enabling Technologies 43 
2.6.1 Cloud Computing and Network Virtualization 43 
2.6.2 Open Management and Control Protocols 43 
2.6.3 Industry Standard High-Volume Servers 43 
2.7 NFV Implementation Architecture 44 
2.7.1 NFVI (NFV Infrastructure) 44 
2.7.1.1 Hardware Resources 44 
2.7.1.2 Virtualized Resources 44 
2.7.2 VNFs (Virtualized Network Functions) 45 
2.7.3 NFV-MANO (NFV-Management and Orchestration) 45 
2.7.3.1 VIM (Virtualized Infrastructure Manager) 45 
2.7.3.2 Orchestrator 45 
2.7.3.3 VNF Manager 46 
2.8 How SDN and NFV Differ from Each Other? 46 
2.8.1 Similarities and Differences 46 
2.8.2 Can Both Technologies Complement Each Other? 47 
2.8.3 How Are Vendors Positioning their Solutions? 47 
2.9 Market Drivers 48 
2.9.1 Leveraging Generic Low-cost Hardware 48 
2.9.2 Multi-tenancy on Same Hardware 48 
2.9.3 Reduced Power Consumption 48 
2.9.4 Faster TTM (Time to Market) 48 
2.9.5 Improved Operational Efficiency & Performance 49 
2.9.6 Centralized Provisioning and Network Control 49 
2.9.7 Ability to Launch New Services & Virtual Networks Quickly 49 
2.9.8 Dynamic Scaling of Services 50 
2.9.9 Opening the Door to Multi-vendor Interoperability 50 
2.9.10 CapEx and OpEx Reduction 50 
2.9.11 Fast Troubleshooting and Improved Diagnostics 50 
2.9.12 Vendor Support 50 
2.10 Market Barriers 51 
2.10.1 Lack of Standardization & Technology Maturity 51 
2.10.2 Uncertain Cost-Benefits Tradeoffs 51 
2.10.3 NFV May Slow/Delay Traffic 51 
2.10.4 Will Multi-vendor Interoperability Really Work? 52 
2.10.5 Co-Existence with Legacy Networks: Integration Challenges 52 

3 Chapter 3: SDN & NFV Use Case Scenarios 53 
3.1 Enterprise, Data Center & Generic Use Cases 53 
3.1.1 Network Virtualization 53 
3.1.2 Scalable Data Centers 53 
3.1.3 SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN) 54 
3.1.4 Tap Aggregation 54 
3.1.5 Dynamic WAN Re-Routing 55 
3.1.6 Network Exchange: Interconnecting Physical Networks 55 
3.1.7 Improved Traffic Engineering 55 
3.1.8 Converged Storage 56 
3.2 Service Provider Centric Use Cases 57 
3.2.1 RAN Virtualization 57 
3.2.2 C-RAN (Cloud RAN) 58 
3.2.3 Wireline Fixed Access Network Virtualization 59 
3.2.4 CPE & Home Network Environment Virtualization 60 
3.2.5 Mobile Backhaul Virtualization 61 
3.2.6 EPC/Mobile Core Virtualization 61 
3.2.7 IMS & VoLTE Virtualization 63 
3.2.8 DPI Virtualization 63 
3.2.9 Policy Functions Virtualization 64 
3.2.10 Virtual Routers 64 
3.2.11 Virtualization & Control of Security Functions 64 
3.2.12 Virtualization of CDNs 65 
3.2.13 Service Chaining 65 
3.2.14 Bandwidth on Demand 66 
3.2.15 Packet-Optical Integration 67 
3.2.16 SDN/NFV Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service) 67 
3.2.17 VNFaas (Virtual Network Function as a Service) 68 
3.2.18 VNPaaS (Virtual Network Platform as a Service) 68 

4 Chapter 4: SDN & NFV Deployment Case Studies 70 
4.1 Service Provider Deployment Case Studies 70 
4.1.1 AT&T 70 
4.1.2 BT Group 72 
4.1.3 China Mobile 74 
4.1.4 DT (Deutsche Telekom) 76 
4.1.5 Etisalat 77 
4.1.6 IIJ (Internet Initiative Japan) 78 
4.1.7 KDDI Corporation 79 
4.1.8 KT Corporation 80 
4.1.9 LG Uplus 81 
4.1.10 NAKA Mobile 82 
4.1.11 NTT Communications 83 
4.1.12 NTT DoCoMo 84 
4.1.13 PT (Portugal Telecom) /Oi 86 
4.1.14 SingTel 87 
4.1.15 SK Telecom 88 
4.1.16 SoftBank 90 
4.1.17 Telekom Austria Group 92 
4.1.18 Telstra 93 
4.1.19 Telefónica 94 
4.1.20 Verizon 95 
4.1.21 Vodafone Group 96 
4.2 Enterprise & Data Center Deployment Case Studies 97 
4.2.1 Baidu 97 
4.2.2 Citigroup 98 
4.2.3 City of Avondale 99 
4.2.4 Equinix 100 
4.2.5 Fidelity Investments 101 
4.2.6 Google 102 
4.2.7 Kanazawa University Hospital 103 
4.2.8 Microsoft 104 
4.2.9 Nippon Express 105 
4.2.10 Paddy Power Betfair 106 
4.2.11 Produban 107 
4.2.12 Shutterfly 108 
4.2.13 U2 Cloud 109 
4.2.14 UBM Tech 110 

5 Chapter 5: Industry Roadmap and Value Chain 111 
5.1 The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Value Chain 111 
5.1.1 Silicon & Server OEMs 112 
5.1.2 Pure-play SDN/NFV Specialists 112 
5.1.3 Network Infrastructure Vendors 112 
5.1.4 IT Industry Giants 113 
5.1.5 Mobile Infrastructure Vendors 113 
5.1.6 Policy, OSS, BSS & Other Software Vendors 113 
5.1.7 Enterprises 114 
5.1.8 Service Providers 114 
5.1.9 Data Center Operators 114 
5.2 The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Industry Roadmap: 2016 - 2030 115 
5.2.1 2016 – 2020: Moving Towards Network Wide Orchestration 115 
5.2.2 2020 – 2025: Large Scale Proliferation in Service Provider Networks 116 
5.2.3 2025 – 2030: Continued Investments with 5G Rollouts 116 

6 Chapter 6: Standardization Bodies & Alliances 117 
6.1 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) 117 
6.2 ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) 117 
6.3 Cloud NFV 118 
6.4 IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) 119 
6.5 IRTF (Internet Research Task Force) 119 
6.6 ITU (International Telecommunications Union) 120 
6.7 MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) 120 
6.8 ONF (Open Networking Foundation) 121 
6.9 OpenDaylight 122 
6.10 OpenStack Foundation 123 
6.11 ONRC (Open Networking Research Center) and ON.Lab (Open Networking Lab) 124 
6.12 OPNFV (Open Platform for NFV) 125 
6.13 OVA (Open Virtualization Alliance) 125 
6.14 OMG (Object Management Group) 126 
6.15 TM Forum 126 
6.16 Vendor Led Initiatives & Ecosystem Programs 127 
6.16.1 Nokia CloudBand Ecosystem Program 127 
6.16.2 Ciena Blue Orbit Ecosystem 128 
6.16.3 HP OpenNFV Application Partner Program 128 
6.16.4 HP SDN Ecosystem Alliance 128 
6.16.5 NEC SDN Partner Space 129 
6.16.6 Intel Network Builders Program 129 
6.16.7 Titanium Cloud Partner Program 130 
6.16.8 Juniper Technology Partner Program 130 
6.16.9 Red Hat NFV Ecosystem 130 
6.16.10 Amdocs Network Cloud Ecosystem 131 

7 Chapter 7: Company Profiles 132 
7.1 6WIND 132 
7.2 A10 Networks 133 
7.3 Accedian Networks 134 
7.4 Accton Technology Corporation 135 
7.5 Active Broadband Networks 136 
7.6 Actus Networks 137 
7.7 ADARA Networks 138 
7.8 Adax 139 
7.9 ADLINK Technology 140 
7.10 ADTRAN 141 
7.11 ADVA Optical Networking 142 
7.12 Affirmed Networks 143 
7.13 Agema Systems 144 
7.14 Akamai Technologies 145 
7.15 ALAXALA Networks Corporation 146 
7.16 Albis Technologies 147 
7.17 Allied Telesis 148 
7.18 Allot Communications 149 
7.19 Alpha Networks 150 
7.20 ALTEN Calsoft Labs 151 
7.21 Altiostar Networks 152 
7.22 Alvarion Technologies 153 
7.23 AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) 154 
7.24 Amdocs 155 
7.25 ANEVIA 156 
7.26 Argela 157 
7.27 Aricent 158 
7.28 Arista Networks 159 
7.29 Arkoon Netasq 160 
7.30 ARM Holdings 161 
7.31 ARRIS Group 162 
7.32 Artesyn Embedded Technologies 163 
7.33 ASOCS 164 
7.34 Astellia 165 
7.35 AudioCodes 166 
7.36 Avaya 167 
7.37 Barracuda Networks 168 
7.38 Big Switch Networks 169 
7.39 BlueCoat 170 
7.40 Brain4Net 171 
7.41 Broadcom 172 
7.42 Broadpeak 173 
7.43 BroadSoft 174 
7.44 Brocade 175 
7.45 BTI Systems 177 
7.46 Canoga Perkins 178 
7.47 Canonical 179 
7.48 Catbird Networks 180 
7.49 Cavium 181 
7.50 Cedexis 182 
7.51 Cellwize 183 
7.52 Centec Networks 184 
7.53 Ceragon Networks 185 
7.54 Certes Networks 186 
7.55 Check Point Software Technologies 187 
7.56 Ciena Corporation 188 
7.57 Cisco Systems 189 
7.58 Citrix Systems 191 
7.59 Clavister 192 
7.60 ClearPath Networks 193 
7.61 CloudWeaver 194 
7.62 Cobham Wireless 195 
7.63 Cohesive Networks 196 
7.64 Colt Technology Services Group 197 
7.65 Comodo Security Solutions 198 
7.66 Compass-EOS 199 
7.67 Comptel 200 
7.68 Concurrent 201 
7.69 Coriant 202 
7.70 Corsa Technology 203 
7.71 CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) 204 
7.72 Cumulus Networks 205 
7.73 Dell 206 
7.74 Dialogic 208 
7.75 Docker 209 
7.76 Dorado Software 210 
7.77 ECI Telecom 211 
7.78 Edgeware 212 
7.79 Ekinops 213 
7.80 Elemental Technologies 214 
7.81 EMC Corporation 215 
7.82 EnterpriseWeb 216 
7.83 Ericsson 217 
7.84 EXFO 218 
7.85 Extreme Networks 219 
7.86 F5 Networks 220 
7.87 FibroLAN 221 
7.88 Flash Networks 222 
7.89 Flextronics International 223 
7.90 Fortinet 224 
7.91 FRAFOS 225 
7.92 Fujitsu 226 
7.93 GENBAND 227 
7.94 Gencore Systems 228 
7.95 Gigamon 229 
7.96 GigaSpaces Technologies 230 
7.97 Guavus 231 
7.98 H3C Technologies 232 
7.99 Harmonic 233 
7.100 Hitachi 234 
7.101 HP (Hewlett-Packard) 235 
7.102 Huawei 237 
7.103 HyTrust 239 
7.104 IBM 240 
7.105 Illumio 242 
7.106 Imagine Communications Corporation 243 
7.107 Infinera 244 
7.108 Infoblox 245 
7.109 Inocybe Technologies 246 
7.110 Intel Corporation 247 
7.111 Interface Masters Technologies 249 
7.112 Intracom Telecom 250 
7.113 Intune Networks 251 
7.114 IP Infusion 252 
7.115 IPgallery 254 
7.116 iPhotonix 255 
7.117 IPITEK 256 
7.118 Italtel 257 
7.119 iwNetworks 258 
7.120 Ixia 259 
7.121 Juniper 260 
7.122 KEMP Technologies 262 
7.123 Lemko Corporation 263 
7.124 Lenovo 264 
7.125 Lumeta Corporation 265 
7.126 Luxoft Holding 266 
7.127 Maipu Communication Technology 267 
7.128 Marvell Technology Group 268 
7.129 MatrixStream Technologies 269 
7.130 MediaTek 270 
7.131 Mellanox Technologies 271 
7.132 Metaswitch Networks 273 
7.133 Microsoft 274 
7.134 Midokura 275 
7.135 Mirantis 276 
7.136 Mitel Networks Corporation 277 
7.137 Mojatatu Networks 278 
7.138 MRV Communications 279 
7.139 Nakina Systems 280 
7.140 Napatech 281 
7.141 NCLC (NCL Communication) 282 
7.142 NEC Corporation 283 
7.143 NetCracker Technology 285 
7.144 NETGEAR 286 
7.145 Netronome 287 
7.146 Netrounds 288 
7.147 NetScout Systems 289 
7.148 NetYCE 290 
7.149 NFVWare 291 
7.150 Nokia Networks 292 
7.151 Nominum 294 
7.152 NoviFlow 295 
7.153 NTT Communications 296 
7.154 NXP Semiconductors 297 
7.155 Omnitron Systems 298 
7.156 Openet 299 
7.157 Openwave Mobility 300 
7.158 Opera Software 301 
7.159 Optelian 302 
7.160 Oracle Corporation 303 
7.161 Orchestral networks 305 
7.162 Overture Networks 306 
7.163 OX (Open-Xchange) 307 
7.164 Ozono Security 308 
7.165 Packet Ship Technologies 309 
7.166 Padtec 310 
7.167 Parallel Wireless 311 
7.168 Palo Alto Networks 312 
7.169 Panda Security 313 
7.170 Pantheon Technologies 314 
7.171 PeerApp 315 
7.172 Penguin 316 
7.173 Pertino 317 
7.174 Pica8 318 
7.175 Plexxi 319 
7.176 PLUMgrid 320 
7.177 Pluribus Networks 322 
7.178 Polatis 323 
7.179 Procera Networks 324 
7.180 Qosmos 325 
7.181 Qualcomm 326 
7.182 Quanta Computer 327 
7.183 Quortus 328 
7.184 Rackspace 329 
7.185 RAD Data Communications 330 
7.186 Radisys Corporation 331 
7.187 Radware 332 
7.188 Rapid7 333 
7.189 Realtek Semiconductor Corporation 334 
7.190 Red Hat 335 
7.191 Redknee 336 
7.192 RightScale 337 
7.193 Riverbed Technology 338 
7.194 Ruckus Wireless 339 
7.195 Saisei 341 
7.196 Samsung Electronics 342 
7.197 Sandvine 343 
7.198 Sansay 344 
7.199 Sencore 345 
7.200 SevOne 346 
7.201 Silver Peak Systems 347 
7.202 Sonus Networks 348 
7.203 Sophos 349 
7.204 Sorrento Networks 350 
7.205 SpiderCloud Wireless 351 
7.206 Spirent Communications 352 
7.207 StackIQ 353 
7.208 SunTec Business Solutions 354 
7.209 Supermicro (Super Micro Computer) 355 
7.210 Svarog Technology Group 356 
7.211 Symantec Corporation 357 
7.212 SysMaster 358 
7.213 Tango Telecom 359 
7.214 TE Connectivity 360 
7.215 Tejas Networks 361 
7.216 Telchemy 362 
7.217 Telco Systems 364 
7.218 Telcoware 365 
7.219 Telum 366 
7.220 Thomson Video Networks 367 
7.221 TI (Texas Instruments) 368 
7.222 Tieto 369 
7.223 TitanHQ 370 
7.224 Trend Micro 371 
7.225 UBIqube 372 
7.226 Ultra Electronics AEP 373 
7.227 UTStarcom 374 
7.228 vArmour 375 
7.229 Versa Networks 376 
7.230 Veryx Technologies 377 
7.231 Viavi Solutions 378 
7.232 VMware 379 
7.233 WatchGuard Technologies 381 
7.234 Wavenet 382 
7.235 WebNMS 383 
7.236 Wedge Networks 384 
7.237 Wipro 385 
7.238 Wowza Media Systems 386 
7.239 Xilinx 387 
7.240 XOR Media 388 
7.241 Xtera Communications 389 
7.242 Xura 390 
7.243 Zhone Technologies 391 
7.244 ZTE 392 

8 Chapter 8: Market Analysis & Forecasts 393 
8.1 Global Outlook of SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 393 
8.2 User Base Segmentation 394 
8.2.1 Enterprises & Data Centers 394 
8.2.2 Service Providers 395 
8.3 Submarket Segmentation 395 
8.3.1 SDN Hardware & Software 396 
8.3.2 NFV Hardware & Software 396 
8.3.3 Other Network Virtualization Software 397 
8.3.4 Service Provider Submarket Segmentation 397 
8.4 SDN Submarket Revenue: 2016 - 2030 398 
8.4.1 User Base Segmentation 398 
8.4.2 Service Provider SDN 398 
8.4.3 Enterprise & Data Center SDN 399 
8.5 NFV Submarket Revenue: 2016 - 2030 400 
8.5.1 Hardware Appliances 400 
8.5.2 Orchestration & Management Software 401 
8.5.3 VNF Software 401 
8.6 Service Provider SDN Submarket Revenue: 2016 - 2030 402 
8.6.1 SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliances 402 
8.6.2 Orchestration & Management Software 403 
8.6.3 SDN Controller Software 403 
8.6.4 Network Applications Software 404 
8.7 Enterprise & Data Center SDN Submarket Revenue: 2016 - 2030 405 
8.7.1 SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliances 405 
8.7.2 SDN-Enabled Virtual Switches 406 
8.7.3 SDN Controller Software 406 
8.8 Functional Area Segmentation for Service Provider Deployments 407 
8.8.1 CDN 407 
8.8.2 CPE 408 
8.8.3 Data Center 408 
8.8.4 EPC/Mobile Core 409 
8.8.5 Fixed Access Networks 409 
8.8.6 IMS & VoLTE 410 
8.8.7 Policy, OSS & BSS 410 
8.8.8 RAN 411 
8.8.9 Transport & Backhaul 411 
8.9 Regional Outlook 412 
8.10 Asia Pacific SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 413 
8.10.1 Australia 413 
8.10.2 China 414 
8.10.3 India 414 
8.10.4 Japan 415 
8.10.5 South Korea 415 
8.10.6 Pakistan 416 
8.10.7 Thailand 416 
8.10.8 Indonesia 417 
8.10.9 Malaysia 417 
8.10.10 Taiwan 418 
8.10.11 Philippines 418 
8.10.12 Singapore 419 
8.10.13 Rest of Asia Pacific 419 
8.11 Eastern Europe SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 420 
8.11.1 Czech Republic 420 
8.11.2 Poland 421 
8.11.3 Russia 421 
8.11.4 Rest of Eastern Europe 422 
8.12 Latin & Central America SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 423 
8.12.1 Argentina 423 
8.12.2 Brazil 424 
8.12.3 Mexico 424 
8.12.4 Rest of Latin & Central America 425 
8.13 Middle East & Africa SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 426 
8.13.1 South Africa 426 
8.13.2 UAE 427 
8.13.3 Qatar 427 
8.13.4 Saudi Arabia 428 
8.13.5 Israel 428 
8.13.6 Rest of the Middle East & Africa 429 
8.14 North America SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 430 
8.14.1 USA 430 
8.14.2 Canada 431 
8.15 Western Europe SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 432 
8.15.1 Denmark 432 
8.15.2 Finland 433 
8.15.3 France 433 
8.15.4 Germany 434 
8.15.5 Italy 434 
8.15.6 Spain 435 
8.15.7 Sweden 435 
8.15.8 Norway 436 
8.15.9 UK 436 
8.15.10 Rest of Western Europe 437 

9 Chapter 9: Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations 438 
9.1 Will SDN & NFV Disrupt the Network Infrastructure Value Chain? 438 
9.2 Is There a Ring Leader in the SDN & NFV Ecosystem? 439 
9.3 SDN & NFV: Building the Mobile Cloud 439 
9.4 Buyers Will Maintain Focus on Business Agility & CapEx Reduction 440 
9.5 Avoiding the Proprietary Trap 440 
9.6 Will Service Providers Continue to Utilize Proprietary Hardware Platforms? 441 
9.7 Making the VoLTE Business Case Work 441 
9.8 Growing Adoption of vEPC (Virtualized EPC) Platforms 442 
9.9 How Much CapEx Can Service Providers Save with SDN & NFV Investments? 443 
9.10 Prospects of SDN & NFV Orchestration 444 
9.10.1 Different Vendors, Different Approaches 445 
9.10.2 Future Prospects of Harmonization 445 
9.11 Strategic Recommendations 446 
9.11.1 Recommendations for Silicon & Server OEMs 446 
9.11.2 Recommendations for Network & Mobile Infrastructure Vendors & IT Giants 446 
9.11.3 Recommendations for Pure-play SDN/NFV Specialists 446 
9.11.4 Recommendations for Enterprises and Data Center Operators 447 
9.11.5 Recommendations for Service Providers 447 
List of Figures 

Figure 1: The NFV Concept 42 
Figure 2: A Comparison of SDN and NFV 46 
Figure 3: C-RAN Architecture 58 
Figure 4: Virtualized and Non-Virtualized Mobile Core Networks 62 
Figure 5: China Mobile’s NovoNet NFV/SDN Program 74
Figure 6: SK Telecom’s vRAN (Virtualized Radio Access Network) Vision 89 
Figure 7: The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Value Chain 111 
Figure 8: The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Industry Roadmap: 2016 - 2030 115 
Figure 9: Global SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 393 
Figure 10: Global SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue by User Base: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 394 
Figure 11: Global Enterprise & Data Center SDN & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 394 
Figure 12: Global Service Provider SDN & NFV Revenue by User Base: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 395 
Figure 13: Global SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue by Submarket: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 395 
Figure 14: Global SDN Hardware & Software Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 396 
Figure 15: Global NFV Hardware & Software Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 396 
Figure 16: Global Other Network Virtualization Software Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 397 
Figure 17: Global Service Provider SDN & NFV Revenue by Submarket: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 397 
Figure 18: Global SDN Revenue by User Base: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 398 
Figure 19: Global Service Provider SDN Hardware & Software Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 398 
Figure 20: Global Enterprise & Data Center SDN Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 399 
Figure 21: Global NFV Revenue by Submarket: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 400 
Figure 22: Global NFV Hardware Appliance Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 400 
Figure 23: Global NFV Orchestration & Management Software Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 401 
Figure 24: Global NFV VNF Software Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 401 
Figure 25: Global Service Provider SDN Revenue by Submarket: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 402 
Figure 26: Global Service Provider SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliance Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 402 
Figure 27: Global Service Provider SDN Orchestration & Management Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 403 
Figure 28: Global Service Provider SDN Controller Software Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 403 
Figure 29: Global Service Provider SDN Network Applications Software Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 404 
Figure 30: Global Enterprise & Data Center SDN Revenue by Submarket: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 405 
Figure 31: Global Enterprise & Data Center SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliance Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 405 
Figure 32: Global Enterprise & Data Center SDN-Enabled Virtual Switch Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 406 
Figure 33: Global Enterprise & Data Center SDN Controller Software Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 406 
Figure 34: Global Service Provider SDN & NFV Revenue by Functional Area: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 407 
Figure 35: Global SDN & NFV Revenue in Service Provider CDNs: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 407 
Figure 36: Global SDN & NFV Revenue in Service Provider CPE Deployments: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 408 
Figure 37: Global SDN & NFV Revenue in Service Provider Data Centers: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 408 
Figure 38: Global SDN & NFV Revenue in Service Provider EPC/Mobile Core Networks: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 409 
Figure 39: Global SDN & NFV Revenue in Service Provider Fixed Access Networks: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 409 
Figure 40: Global SDN & NFV Revenue in Service Provider IMS & VoLTE Networks: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 410 
Figure 41: Global SDN & NFV Revenue in Service Provider Policy, OSS & BSS Systems: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 410 
Figure 42: Global SDN & NFV Revenue in Service Provider RANs: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 411 
Figure 43: Global SDN & NFV Revenue in Service Provider Transport & Backhaul Networks: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 411 
Figure 44: SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue by Region: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 412 
Figure 45: Asia Pacific SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 413 
Figure 46: Australia SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 413 
Figure 47: China SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 414 
Figure 48: India SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 414 
Figure 49: Japan SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 415 
Figure 50: South Korea SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 415 
Figure 51: Pakistan SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 416 
Figure 52: Thailand SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 416 
Figure 53: Indonesia SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 417 
Figure 54: Malaysia SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 417 
Figure 55: Taiwan SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 418 
Figure 56: Philippines SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 418 
Figure 57: Singapore SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 419 
Figure 58: SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue in the Rest of Asia Pacific: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 419 
Figure 59: Eastern Europe SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 420 
Figure 60: Czech Republic SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 420 
Figure 61: Poland SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 421 
Figure 62: Russia SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 421 
Figure 63: SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue in the Rest of Eastern Europe: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 422 
Figure 64: Latin & Central America SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 423 
Figure 65: Argentina SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 423 
Figure 66: Brazil SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 424 
Figure 67: Mexico SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 424 
Figure 68: SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue in the Rest of Latin & Central America: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 425 
Figure 69: Middle East & Africa SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 426 
Figure 70: South Africa SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 426 
Figure 71: UAE SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 427 
Figure 72: Qatar SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 427 
Figure 73: Saudi Arabia SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 428 
Figure 74: Israel SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 428 
Figure 75: SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue in the Rest of the Middle East & Africa: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 429 
Figure 76: North America SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 430 
Figure 77: USA SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 430 
Figure 78: Canada SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 431 
Figure 79: Western Europe SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 432 
Figure 80: Denmark SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 432 
Figure 81: Finland SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 433 
Figure 82: France SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 433 
Figure 83: Germany SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 434 
Figure 84: Italy SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 434 
Figure 85: Spain SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 435 
Figure 86: Sweden SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 435 
Figure 87: Norway SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 436 
Figure 88: UK SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 436 
Figure 89: SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Revenue in the Rest of Western Europe: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 437 
Figure 90: Virtualized vs. Non-Virtualized EPC Investments: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 442 
Figure 91: SDN & NFV Induced Service Provider CapEx Saving Potential by Region: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 443 
Figure 92: Management & Orchestration Software Revenue by Submarket: 2016 - 2030 ($ Million) 444  



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