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. Service providers – both mobile and fixed-line – have already begun making significant investments in SDN and NFV across a number of use cases including but not limited to uCPE/vCPE, SD-WAN, vEPC, vIMS, Cloud RAN and vCDN. SNS Research estimates that service provider SDN and NFV investments will grow at a CAGR of approximately 45% between 2017 and 2020, eventually accounting for nearly $22 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020. The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Ecosystem: 2017 – 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 2017 till 2030. The forecasts are segmented for 10 submarkets, 2 user base categories, 9 functional areas, 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 – SDN and NFV use cases across service provider, data center and enterprise networks – Commercial SDN and NFV deployments – including 10 comprehensive case studies – Review of key functional areas including uCPE/vCPE, SD-WAN, data center SDN, vEPC, vIMS, Cloud RAN and vCDN – Assessment of CapEx savings potential of service provider SDN and NFV investments – Management and orchestration platforms for software-centric networks – Standardization, regulatory and collaborative initiatives – Industry roadmap and value chain – Profiles and strategies of over 270 ecosystem players including SDN/NFV specialists – Strategic recommendations for enabling technology providers, network infrastructure vendors, IT giants, pure-play SDN/NFV specialists, enterprises, data center operators and service providers – Market analysis and forecasts from 2017 till 2030 Forecast Segmentation Market forecasts are provided for each of the following submarkets, user base and functional area categories: Submarkets – SDN/SD-WAN Hardware & Software – NFV Hardware & Software – Other Network Virtualization Software User Base Categories – Service Providers – Enterprises & Data Centers SDN/SD-WAN Submarkets – SDN-Enabled Switches, Routers & Other Appliances – SDN Controller Software – SDN Orchestration Software – SDN Network Applications – SD-WAN Appliances – SD-WAN Control & Overlay Software NFV Submarkets – NFVI (NFV Infrastructure) – NFV MANO (Management & Orchestration) Software – VNF (Virtualized Network Function) Software Service Provider Functional Area Categories – CDN (Content Delivery Network) – CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) – Data Center – Fixed Access Network – IMS & VoLTE – Mobile Core – Policy Control – RAN (Radio Access Network) – Transport Network – Other Areas 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 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? – What is the status of SDN and NFV deployments across service provider, data center and enterprise networks? – How big is the opportunity for service provider and cloud managed SD-WAN services? – How are service provider-led initiatives driving SDN and NFV investments? – How does regulation impact the adoption of software-centric networks? – 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? – What strategies should enabling technology providers, network infrastructure vendors, SDN/NFV specialists, service providers 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 approximately 45% between 2017 and 2020, eventually accounting for nearly $22 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020. – Spearheaded by internet giants, data center operators and large enterprises, the adoption of software-centric networking is also continuing to grow in the enterprise and data center segment. SNS Research estimates that SDN and network virtualization investments in this segment accounted for $12 Billion in 2017 alone. – New market players are beginning to emerge as service providers accelerate their transition to software-centric networks. For example, with their early wins in NFV-compliant mobile core and IMS platforms, companies such as Mavenir Systems and Affirmed Networks have emerged as direct competitors to established wireless network infrastructure giants. – With the emergence of initiatives such as the Linux Foundation’s ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform), ETSI’s OSM (Open-Source MANO) and SK Telecom’s T-MANO, solutions are beginning to be commercialized that can perform integrated management and orchestration of VNFs from multiple vendors. List of Companies Mentioned 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) 5G PPP (5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership) 6WIND A1 Telekom Austria Group A10 Networks Accedian Networks Accelleran Accton Technology Corporation/Edgecore Networks Active Broadband Networks Actus Networks ADARA Networks Adax ADLINK Technology ADTRAN ADVA Optical Networking Advantech Affirmed Networks Agema Systems Airspan Networks Akamai Technologies ALAXALA Networks Corporation Albis Technologies Alepo Alianza Allied Telesis Allot Communications Alpha Networks Alphabet ALTEN Calsoft Labs Altice Group Altiostar Networks Alvarion Technologies AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) Amdocs ANEVIA Apple Argela Aricent Arista Networks ARM Holdings ARRIS International Artesyn Embedded Technologies ASF (Apache Software Foundation) ASOCS ASPIDER-NGI Astellia AT&T Athonet ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) AttoCore AudioCodes Avaya Avi Networks AWS (Amazon Web Services) Axiata Group Baicells Technologies Baidu Barefoot Networks Barracuda Networks BCE (Bell Canada) Benu Networks Bharti Airtel Big Switch Networks Brain4Net Broadband Forum Broadcom Broadpeak Brocade Communications Systems BT Group CA Technologies CableLabs CAICT (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology) Canoga Perkins Corporation Canonical Casa Systems Cavium CCN (Cirrus Core Networks) Cedexis Centec Networks CenturyLink CENX Ceragon Networks Certes Networks CertusNet Check Point Software Technologies China Mobile China Telecom China Unicom Ciena Corporation CIMI Corporation Cisco Systems Citrix Systems Clavister ClearPath Networks CloudGenix Cloudify CND (Core Network Dynamics) Cobham Group Cobham Wireless Cohesive Networks Colt Technology Services Group Comcast Comodo Concurrent Contela Coriant Corsa Technology Cradlepoint Creanord Cumulus Networks Cyxtera Technologies DASAN Zhone Solutions Datavision Dell Technologies Delta Dialogic Digicel Dimetis Django Software Foundation Docker Dorado Software Druid Software DT (Deutsche Telekom) DXC Technology ECI Telecom Edgenet Edgeware Ekinops ELUON Corporation Enea ENENSYS Technologies EnterpriseWeb Equinix Ericsson Ethernity Networks Etisalat ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) Exaware EXFO Expeto Wireless Expway Extreme Networks F5 Networks Facebook FibroLAN Flash Networks Flex Fortinet FRAFOS Fraunhofer FOKUS FreeBSD Foundation Fujitsu Gigamon Global Wavenet Google Guangzhou Iplook Technologies Harmonic Hitachi Hitachi Vantara HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) Huawei HUBER+SUHNER HyTrust IBM Corporation IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) IIJ (Internet Initiative Japan) Illumio Imagine Communications Corporation Infinera Infoblox Inocybe Technologies Intel Corporation Interface Masters Technologies Intracom Telecom IP Infusion ip.access IPgallery iPhotonix IPITEK IRTF (Internet Research Task Force) Italtel ITU (International Telecommunications Union) iwNetworks Ixia Joyent Juniper Networks Kanazawa University Hospital KDDI Corporation KEMP Technologies Keysight Technologies Kleos KPN KT Corporation Lanner Electronics Lemko Corporation Lenovo LG Uplus Linker Networks Linux Foundation Lumeta Corporation Lumina Networks Luminate Wireless Luxoft Holding Maipu Communication Technology Marvell Technology Group MatrixStream Technologies Mavenir Systems MediaTek MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) Megaport Mellanox Technologies Mesosphere Metaswitch Networks Microsoft Corporation Midokura Mirantis Mojatatu Networks MRV Communications Mushroom Networks NAKA Mobile Napatech NEC Corporation/Netcracker Technology NetBSD Foundation NETGEAR Netronome Netrounds NETSCOUT Systems Netsil NetYCE New H3C Group NextDC NFVWare Ngena Nokia Networks Nominum NoviFlow NTT Communications NTT DoCoMo NTT Group NXP Semiconductors OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) OCP (Open Compute Project) Foundation OMG (Object Management Group) Omnitron Systems One2many ONF (Open Networking Foundation) ONUG (Open Networking User Group) Ooredoo Openet OpenStack Foundation Openwave Mobility Opera Software Optelian Optus Oracle Communications Oracle Corporation Orange Orchestral Networks OX (Open-Xchange) Ozono Security P4 Language Consortium Packet Design Packet Fabric Packet Ship Technologies Padtec Palo Alto Networks Panda Security Pantheon Technologies Parallel Wireless PCCW Global PeerApp Penguin Phluido Pica8 PicoCluster Pivotal Software Plexxi Pluribus Networks Polaris Networks PT (Portugal Telecom) Pulse Secure Qualcomm Quanta Computer Quortus Rackspace RAD Data Communications RADCOM Radisys Corporation Radware Rapid7 Realtek Semiconductor Corporation Red Hat Redknee Ribbon Communications RIFT.io RightScale Riverbed Technology Ruckus Wireless Saguna Networks Saisei Samsung Electronics Sandvine Sansay SDN/NFV Forum, South Korea Sedona Systems Sencore SevOne SFR Silver Peak Singtel SiRRAN Communications Sistelbanda SITRONICS SK Telecom SoftBank Group Sooktha Sophos SpiderCloud Wireless Spirent Communications Sprint Corporation STC (Saudi Telecom Company) Stormshield SunTec SuperCom Supermicro (Super Micro Computer) Swisscom Symantec Corporation SysMaster Tango Telecom Tecore Networks Tejas Networks Telchemy Telco Systems Telcoware Telecom Italia Telefónica Group Telenor Group Telrad Networks Telstra TI (Texas Instruments) Tieto Corporation TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) TitanHQ TM Forum Trend Micro Trópico TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea) Turk Telekom UBIqube Ultra Electronics UTStarcom vArmour Vasona Networks Verizon Communications Versa Networks Veryx Technologies VHA (Vodafone Hutchison Australia) Viavi Solutions VMware VNC (Virtual Network Communications) Vodafone Germany Vodafone Group WatchGuard Technologies Wedge Networks Windstream Communications Wipro Wowza Media Systems Xilinx XL Axiata XOR Media Xtera Communications Zoho Corporation/WebNMS ZTE