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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 20, 2014 –Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, announced today that the Wireless Packet Core market continued to expand, delivering 20 percent growth during the second quarter of 2014 versus the year-ago period.  Driven by rapid adoption of Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio networks, the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) segment more than doubled year-over-year and now represents nearly 60 percent of the total market.

“The pricing environment in North America has experienced more significant erosion as service providers have embraced new vendors and new contractual terms with existing vendors,” explained Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group with responsibility for Wireless Packet Core coverage. “Outside North America, a larger number of vendors have historically participated in delivering Wireless Packet Core systems, and as such, pricing was more aggressive.  However, we expect that subscription pricing now emerging in the US market will be adopted in certain other markets, driven by the eventual adoption of Network Function Virtualization,” DePuy continued.

Dell’Oro Group’s Quarterly Wireless Packet Core Report contains pricing details for each major segment of the market including both Traditional Packet Core and Evolved Packet Core.


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


As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell’Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions. For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit