REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 19, 2014 –Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, announced today that the overall Wireless Packet Core market grew two percent during the fourth quarter of 2013 versus the year-ago period. The higher growth portion of the market that is used to manage LTE wireless networks, called Evolved Packet Core (EPC), experienced significantly higher growth than the total market.
Dell’Oro Group Quarterly Wireless Packet Core Report Highlights:
- North American growth slowed significantly. Asia-Pacific growth, specifically, China, is expected to contribute significantly to growth in 2014. Vendors with significant exposure to Chinese EPC contracts include Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, NSN, ZTE, and others.
- Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), is now available from many vendors. This is a software-only version of packet core products that can be run on computer servers. Its use represents a significant departure from traditional bundled software and hardware deployments.
- Average price per license dropped noticeably in the fourth quarter versus the third quarter, as vendors offered new licensing terms to service providers.
- Installed base of MME licenses as a percentage of total mobile subscribers in North America is ten times greater than each of the other three major regions.
“This year, 2014, will see significant shifts in the packet core market,” explained Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless Packet Core Research at Dell’Oro Group. “The introduction of NFV systems and new LTE projects emerging outside of US, Korea and Japan will offer both challenges and opportunities for the wireless packet core market.”
The Dell’Oro Group Wireless Packet Core Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices and sessions shipped for Traditional Packet Core equipment (GGSN, SGSN, PDSN and ASN Gateway) and Evolved Packet Core equipment (MME, Serving Gateway / SGW, PDN Gateway / PGW, and PCRF). To purchase, contact Julie Learmond-Criqui at Julie@DellOro.com.
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