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The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Ecosystem: 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

Published: May 8, 2016 | Pages: 447 | Publisher: SNS Research | Industry: ICT | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

While the advantages of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and network virtualization are well known in the enterprise IT and data center world, both technologies also bring a host of benefits to the telecommunications service provider community. Not only can these technologies help address the explosive capacity demand of mobile traffic, but they can also reduce the CapEx and OpEx burden faced by service providers to handle this demand by diminishing reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms. The recognition of these benefits has led to the emergence of the NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) concept that seeks to virtualize and effectively consolidate many service provider network elements onto multi-tenant industry-standard servers, switches and storage.

Mobile operators and internet service providers have already begun making SDN and NFV investments in a number of functional areas including but not limited to EPC/mobile core, IMS, policy control, CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), CDN (Content Delivery Network) and transport networks. SNS Research estimates that service provider SDN and NFV investments will grow at a CAGR of 46% between 2016 and 2020. As service providers seek to reduce costs and virtualize their networks, these investments will eventually account for over $18 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020.

The “SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Ecosystem: 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the SDN, NFV and network virtualization ecosystem including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, use cases, deployment case studies, regulatory landscape, standardization, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents market size forecasts from 2016 till 2030. The forecasts are segmented for 10 submarkets, 2 user base categories, 9 use cases, 6 regions and 34 countries.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

Topics Covered
The report covers the following topics: 
 - SDN, NFV and network virtualization ecosystem
 - Market drivers and barriers
 - Enabling technologies, protocols, architecture and key trends
 - Use cases, applications, PoC (Proof of Concept) and deployment case studies
 - CapEx saving potential of SDN and NFV
 - Orchestration and management platforms
 - Regulatory landscape and standardization
 - Industry roadmap and value chain
 - Profiles and strategies of over 240 leading ecosystem players
 - Strategic recommendations for ecosystem players
 - Market analysis and forecasts from 2016 till 2030

Forecast Segmentation
Market forecasts are provided for each of the following submarkets, user base and use case categories:

Submarkets
 - SDN Hardware & Software
 - NFV Hardware & Software
 - Other Network Virtualization Software

User Base Categories
 - Service Providers
 - Enterprises & Data Centers

NFV Submarkets
 - Hardware Appliances
 - Orchestration & Management Software
 - VNF Software

Service Provider SDN Submarkets
 - SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliances
 - Orchestration & Management Software
 - SDN Controller Software
 - Network Applications Software

Enterprise & Data Center SDN Submarkets
 - SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliances
 - SDN-Enabled Virtual Switches
 - SDN Controller Software

Service Provider Use Case Categories
 - CDN
 - CPE
 - Data Center
 - EPC/Mobile Core
 - Fixed Access Networks
 - IMS & VoLTE
 - Policy, OSS & BSS
 - RAN (Radio Access Network)
 - Transport & Backhaul

The following regional and country markets are also covered:

Regional Markets
 - Asia Pacific
 - Eastern Europe
 - Latin & Central America
 - Middle East & Africa
 - North America
 - Western Europe

Country Markets
 - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,  India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK,  USA

Additional forecasts are provided for:
 - SDN and NFV Induced Service Provider CapEx Savings by Region

Key Questions Answered 
The report provides answers to the following key questions: 
 - How big is the SDN, NFV and network virtualization opportunity?
 - What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
 - How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
 - 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?

Key Findings 
The report has the following key findings: 
 - SNS Research estimates that service provider SDN and NFV investments will grow at a CAGR of 46% between 2016 and 2020, eventually accounting for over $18 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020.
 - At present, virtualized CPE, EPC/mobile core, IMS and policy control platforms represent nearly 70% of all VNF (Virtual Network Function) software investments.
 - SNS Research estimates that by 2020, nearly 80% of all new EPC investments will be virtualized.
 - Although the use of SDN is widespread in the enterprise and data center domain, service providers are only beginning to adopt the technology to programmatically manage their networks.
 - Investments on orchestration platforms will account for over $1.6 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020, representing nearly 10% of all service provider SDN and NFV spending.
 - The growing adoption of SDN and NFV has created a natural opportunity for silicon and server OEMs to combine their server platforms with a networking business stream.

List of Companies Mentioned

6connect
6WIND
A10 Networks
Accedian Networks
Accton
ActionPacked Networks
Active Broadband Networks
ADARA Networks
ADTRAN
ADVA Optical Networking
Advantech
AEPONYX
Affirmed Networks
Alcatel-Lucent
Algar Telecom
Alibaba
Allot Communications
Altaro
ALTEN Group
Altera Corporation
Alvarion
Amartus
Amazon
Amdocs
Anuta Networks
Apple
Argela
Aricent Group
Arista Networks
ARM Limited
Arnold Consulting
Aruba Networks
AT&T
aTAC Initiatives
Avaya
Beijing Internet Institute (BII)
Bell Canada
Benu Networks
Big Switch Networks
BII Group
Boundary
Broadcom
Brocade
Browan Communications
BSkyB
BT
BTI Systems
CableLabs
Calient Technologies
Calsoft Labs
Canonical
Cariden Technologies
Carmel Ventures
Cavium Networks
Celestica
Cellcom
Centec Networks
CenturyLink Corporation
Ceragon Networks
Cetan Corporation
Check Point Software Technologies
China Mobile
China Mobile (US Research Center)
China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI)
ChipStart
Ciena
CIMI Corporation
Cisco
Citrix
CloudFX
CloudNFV
Cloudscaling
CohesiveFT
Colt
Comcast
Connectem
ConteXtream
Contrail Systems
Coraid
Coriant
Corsa Technology
Cplane
Cumulus Networks
Cyan
Dell
Dell Force10
Delta Electronics
DESS GmbH and Co Consulting
Deutsche Telekom
Dialogic
DirecTV
Dorado Software
ECI Telecom
Ecode Networks
Edgenet
Edgewater Networks
Elbrys Networks
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
Elisa Oyj
Embrane
EMC
Emerson Network Power
Emulex
Enterasys Networks
EnterpriseWeb
Equinix
Ericsson
EstiNet Technologies
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Extreme Networks
EZchip
F5 LineRate Systems
F5 Networks
Facebook
Fiberhome Technologies
Fidelity Investments
Firemon
Fishnet Security
Flanagan Consulting
Flash Networks
Fortinet
Fraunhofer FOKUS
Freescale
French Institute for Research in Computer Science (INRIA)
FTW - Telecommunications Research Centre Vienna
Fujitsu
GE Intelligent Platforms (GE Energy)
Gemtek Technologies
GENBAND
Gencore Systems
Gigamon
GigaSpaces Technologies
GlimmerGlass
Glue Networks
GoGrid
Goldman Sachs
Google
Guavus
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Hitachi
HTC
Huawei
IBM
IBS Group
Indiana University
IneoQuest Technologies
Infinera
Infinetics
Infoblox
Inktank
Inocybe Technologies
Insieme Networks
Institute for Information Industry (III)
Intel
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
Interphase
Intune Networks
IP Infusion
Ipgallery
ISC8
Iskratel
Italtel
Ixia
Jara Networks
JDS Uniphase (JDSU)
JumpGen Systems
Juniper Networks
Kanazawa University Hospital
KDDI
KEMP Technologies
Kloudspun
Korea Telecom
Kulcloud
Kyocera
L3 Communication Systems – East
Lagrange Systems
Lancope
Lanner
Lanscope
Layer123
Level 3 Communications
LG Electronics
Locaweb
LSI Corporation
Lumeta
Luxoft
Lyatiss
M2Mi
Mainline Information Systems
Marist College
Marvell
Mavenir
MeadowCom
MediaTek
Mellanox Technologies
Mentor Graphics
Metaswitch Networks
MetraTech
Microsoft
Midokura
Mirantis
MKI USA
Mojatatu Networks
MontaVista
Motorola
Motorola Solutions
MRV Communications
Nari Networks
Narinet
NCL Communication (NCLC)
Nebula
NEC
Nephos6
Net Optics
NetApp
NetCracker Technology
NetFlow Logic
Netgear
NetNumber
Netronome
NetScout Systems
Netsocket
NetStructures
NetYCE
NICE
Nicira
Nippon Express
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Nissho Electronics
Nokia Solutions & Networks (NSN)
Nominum
NoviFlow
NTT Communications
NTT Data
NTT DoCoMo
Nuage Networks
Nutanix
Object Management Group (OMG)
ON.Lab
One Convergence
Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Open Networking Research Center (ONRC)
Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA)
OpenDaylight (Linux Foundation)
Openet
OpenStack Foundation
Openwave Mobility
Opera Software
Opscode
Optelian
Optus
Oracle
Orange
Orchestral Networks
Orient Logic
Overture Networks
PacketFront Software
Pantheon
Paxterra Solutions
PeakColo
PeerApp
Pertino
Phillips Technology Solutions
Pica8
Pivotal
Plexxi
PLUMgrid
Pluribus Networks
PLVision
PMC Sierra
Polatis
Portugal Telecom (PT) /Oi
Poznan Supercomputing and Network Centre
Procera Networks
Qosmos
Qualcomm
Quanta
Rabobank
Rackspace
RAD Data Communications Ltd
RadiSys
Radware
Real Status
Red Bend Software
Red Hat
RightScale
Riverbed Technology
Rogers Communications
RuahTao
Saisei Networks
Samsung
Sanctum Networks
Sandvine
Scalr
SCLID Innovations
SDNSquare
ServiceMesh
Seven Principles
SevOne
Sharp
Silver Peak
SingTel
SK Telecom
Skyfire
Snabb
SoftBank
Solarflare Communications
SolarWinds
SolidFire
Sonus Networks
Spirent
Splunk
Sprint Communications
StackIQ
Stanford University
Stateless Networks
Stork Lab
Stratosphere
Sunbay
Super Micro
Swisscom
Symantec
SYS Software
Tail-f Systems
Tallac Networks
Tata Consultancy Services
Tech Mahindra
Tekelec
Tektronix
Telchemy
Telco Systems
Telecom Italia
Telefónica
Telekom Austria
TeliaSonera
Tellabs
Telstra
Telus
Tencent
Tervela
Texas Instruments (TI)
Thales
Tieto
Tilera
TM Forum
T-Mobile
TorreyPoint
Transmode
Travelping GmbH
Tucana
Turk Telekom
TW Telecom
Ubicity Corporation
UBIqube Solutions
United Nations
University of California, Berkeley
UPRC
vArmour Networks
Vello Systems
Verisign
Verizon
Verizon Wireless
Versa Networks
Veryx Technologies
Virtela
Virtual Open Systems
VirtualLogix
Visionael Corporation
Vmware
Vodafone
VSS Monitoring
Vyatta
Websense
Wind River
Windstream Communications
Wiretap
WVNET
xFlow Research
XIUS
Xpliant
Xsigo
Yahoo
Yokogawa
Zhone Technologies
ZTE Corporation
 Table of Contents

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
7.13 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
7.14 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
7.15 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
7.16 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
7.17 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
7.18 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
7.19 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
7.2 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
7.21 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
7.22 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
7.23 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
7.24 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
8.1 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
9.1 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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