REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 4, 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 twenty six percent during the first quarter of 2014 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 session growth jumped to over 250% of 4Q13 levels. This follows a slowdown in the third and fourth quarters of 2013.
- In the first quarter, nearly half of Service Provider bid responses required technical specifications for upcoming availability of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) capabilities from packet core vendors.
- Nokia took significant revenue share in the overall market, and is now ranked #3 on a trailing four quarter revenue basis.
“As the service providers deploying LTE expand beyond the early movers in the US, Japan and Korea, we are seeing a shift in vendor shares towards those with exposure to other regions,” explained Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group with responsibility for Wireless Packet Core coverage. “This has recently benefitted Nokia in particular.”
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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