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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 11, 2016 – A new report published by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, has expanded the firm’s coverage of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) with additional forecasts and qualitative assessments as the industry is progressing and several use cases are emerging for 2016.

“When we began tracking NFV several years ago, we knew the technologies and deployments would evolve over time and that forecasts would be a moving target,” said Shin Umeda, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “While we are still in the early days of NFV, we are excited to see that the potential for NFV starting to take hold in 2016.”

The following are highlights from the latest version of the Dell’Oro Group NFV report:

  • The rapid emergence of virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) as a use case for delivering enterprise and business services. The report includes a five-year forecast for vCPE including premises and infrastructure components.
  • Expanded market revenue forecasts for virtualized network functions (VNFs), with the related components for management and orchestration (MANO), and NFV Infrastructure (NFVI).
  • Examples of actual and upcoming NFV deployments by service providers for applications, like Evolved Packet Core, vCPE, and MANO.
  • The addition of a discussion on Carrier Software Defined Networking (SDN). Service providers view Carrier SDN as complementary to NFV and are increasingly evaluating the technologies together.

About the Report

Dell’Oro Group’s NFV Advanced Research Report assesses the NFV market over the next five years and analyzes the disruptive nature of NFV on the telecom industry, including potential effects on equipment manufacturers and network operators.  The report includes a revenue forecast for NFV in selected technology segments including Service Provider Routers / Carrier Ethernet, Evolved Packet Core and Carrier IP Telephony, and discusses the technology, business, and financial implications. To purchase this report, please call Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email


Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets.  Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions.  For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit