SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Bible Market 2017 Global Analysis By key Players – 3GPP, 6connect, ADLINK Technology, Alibaba, Broadcom, ChipStart

“SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Bible Market 2017”
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While the benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization are well known in the enterprise IT and data center world, both technologies also bring a hosts of benefits to the telecommunications service provider/carrier community.

Not only can SDN and network virtualization 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.

SDN and network virtualization solutions have been widely deployed in data center and enterprise environments, and many service provider deployments are already underway.

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is service provider led initiative aimed at virtualizing network components in a service provider network.  While NFV is still a developing technology, many vendors have already developed commercial-grade solutions that align well with the NFV initiative.

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Research estimates that the SDN, NFV and network virtualization market will account for nearly $10 Billion in 2015 alone. Despite barriers relating to standardization and co-existence with legacy networks, Researcher estimates further growth at a CAGR of 37% over the next 5 years.

This report presents an in-depth assessment of the global SDN, NFV and network virtualization market. In addition to covering underlying technology, key market drivers, challenges, future roadmap, value chain analysis, use cases, deployment case studies, company profiles, product strategies and strategic recommendations, the report also presents comprehensive forecasts for the market from 2015 till 2020. The forecasts and historical revenue figures are individually segmented for 10 individual submarkets, 2 user base categories, 7 use case categories, 6 geographical regions and 34 countries.


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Key Findings:

The report has the following key findings:

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Research estimates that the SDN, NFV and network virtualization market will account for nearly $10 Billion in 2015 alone. SNS Research estimates further growth at a CAGR of 37% over the next 6 years

Spending on SDN/NFV orchestration platforms is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 60% between 2015 and 2020. By the end of 2020, orchestration platforms will account for $1.7 Billion in revenue, representing more than 8% of all service provider SDN/NFV spending

Although network virtualization in the enterprise IT and data center domain has received significant attention in the past years, service provider network virtualization is still at a nascent stage

SDN and NFV empower a multitude of network functions to be implemented cost effectively in software, ranging from standard mobile IMS (IP Multimedia System) services to features such as DPI (Deep Packet Inspection)

By 2017 we expect to see significant price and gross margin erosion for traditional hardware-based network switching equipment driven by alternative software based solutions

By 2020 SNS Research estimates that SDN and NFV can enable service providers (both wireline and wireless) to save up to $32 Billion in annual CapEx investments

Topics Covered:

The report covers the following topics:

  • The scope and implementation of SDN, NFV and network virtualization across the globe
  • SDN, NFV and network virtualization technology
  • Market drivers and key benefits of SDN, NFV and network virtualization
  • Challenges and inhibitors to the ecosystem
  • Standardization and regulatory initiatives
  • Use cases and application case studies of SDN and NFV
  • SDN and NFV deployment case studies
  • SDN and NFV induced service provider CapEx savings
  • Value chain analysis of the ecosystem and the recognition of key players in each segment of the value chain
  • Industry roadmap from 2015 till 2020
  • Key trends in the ecosystem; SDN and NFV’s impact on the network infrastructure value chain, prospects of orchestration platforms, the stance of incumbent vendors towards SDN and NFV, impact on the proprietary hardware market and co-existence with legacy networks
  • Profiles and strategies of over 200 key players in the ecosystem
  • Strategic recommendations for silicon & server OEMs, network & mobile Infrastructure vendors,  IT giants, pure-play SDN/NFV specialists, enterprises, data center operators and service providers
  • Historical revenue figures and forecasts till 2020

    Forecast Segmentation:

Market forecasts are provided for each of the following submarkets, user base and use case categories:


  • SDN Hardware & Software
  • NFV Hardware & Software
  • Other Network Virtualization Software

    User Base Categories

  • Service Providers


  • Data Centers & Enterprises

    NFV Submarkets

  • Hardware Appliances
  • Orchestration & Management Software
  • VNF Software

    Service Provider SDN Submarkets

  • SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliances
  • Orchestration & Management Software
  • SDN Controller Software
  • Network Applications Software

    Data Center/Enterprise SDN Submarkets

  • SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliances
  • SDN-Enabled Virtual Switches
  • SDN Controller Software

    Service Provider Use Case Categories

  • Radio Access Networks
  • Mobile Core, EPC, Policy & IMS Services
  • Data Center
  • Mobile Backhaul
  • Wireline Fixed Access Networks
  • CPE/Home Environment

    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 and USA



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Table Of Contents – Major Key Points

1              Chapter 1: Introduction

1.1          Executive Summary

1.2          Topics Covered

1.3          Forecast Segmentation

1.4          Key Questions Answered

1.5          Key Findings

1.6          Methodology

1.7          Target Audience

1.8          Companies & Organizations Mentioned

2              Chapter 2: An Overview of SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization

2.1          What is Network Virtualization?

2.2          What is SDN (Software Defined Networking)?

2.3          SDN Protocols

2.3.1      OpenFlow

2.3.2      BGP-TE (Border Gateway Protocol  – Traffic Engineering)

2.3.3      PCEP (Path Computation Element Protocol)

2.3.4      I2RS (Interface to the Routing System)

2.3.5      VxLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN)

2.3.6      ALTO (Application Layer Traffic Optimization)

2.3.7      IETF Software Driven Networks

2.4          SDN Implementation Approaches

2.4.1      Network Virtualization Approach

2.4.2      Evolutionary Approach

2.4.3      The “Central Control” Approach

2.5          What is NFV (Network Functions Virtualization)?

2.6          NFV Enabling Technologies

2.6.1      Cloud Computing and Network Virtualization

2.6.2      Open Management and Control Protocols

2.6.3      Industry Standard High-Volume Servers

2.7          NFV Implementation Architecture

2.7.1      NFVI (NFV Infrastructure)   Hardware Resources   Virtualized Resources

2.7.2      VNFs (Virtualized Network Functions)

2.7.3      NFV-MANO (NFV-Management and Orchestration)   VIM (Virtualized Infrastructure Manager)   Orchestrator   VNF Manager

2.8          How SDN and NFV Differ from Each Other

2.8.1      Similarities and Differences

2.8.2      Can Both Technologies Complement Each Other?

2.8.3      How Are Vendors Positioning their Solutions?

2.9          Market Drivers

2.9.1      Leveraging Generic Low-cost Hardware

2.9.2      Multi-tenancy on Same Hardware

2.9.3      Reduced Power Consumption

2.9.4      Faster TTM (Time to Market)

2.9.5      Improved Operational Efficiency & Performance

2.9.6      Centralized Provisioning and Network Control

2.9.7      Ability to Launch New Services & Virtual Networks Quickly

2.9.8      Dynamic Scaling of Services

2.9.9      Opening the Door to Multi-vendor Interoperability

2.9.10    CapEx and OpEx Reduction

2.9.11    Fast Troubleshooting and Improved Diagnostics

2.9.12    Vendor Support

2.10        Market Barriers

2.10.1    Lack of Standardization & Technology Maturity

2.10.2    Uncertain Cost-Benefits Tradeoffs

2.10.3    NFV May Slow/Delay Traffic

2.10.4    Will Multi-vendor Interoperability Really Work?

2.10.5    Co-Existence with Legacy Networks: Integration Challenges

3              Chapter 3: SDN/NFV Use Case Scenarios

3.1          Enterprise, Data Center & Generic Use Cases

3.1.1      Network Virtualization

3.1.2      Network Virtualization Case Study: Scalable Data  Centers

3.1.3      Tap Aggregation

3.1.4      Dynamic WAN Re-Routing

3.1.5      Network Exchange: Interconnecting Physical Networks

3.1.6      Improved Traffic Engineering

3.1.7      Converged Storage

3.2          Service Provider Use Cases

3.2.1      RAN (Radio Access Network) Virtualization

3.2.2      C-RAN (Cloud RAN)

3.2.3      Wireline Fixed Access Network Virtualization

3.2.4      EPC (Evolved Packet Core)/Mobile Core Virtualization (Including IMS)

3.2.5      Mobile Backhaul Virtualization

3.2.6      CPE/Home Network Environment Virtualization

3.2.7      Service Chaining

3.2.8      SDN/NFV Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service)

3.2.9      Other VNFs

3.2.10    VNF Case Study: DPI (Deep Packet Inspection)

3.2.11    VNFaas (Virtual Network Function as a Service)

3.2.12    VNPaaS (Virtual Network Platform as a Service)

3.2.13    Virtualization of CDNs

3.2.14    Bandwidth on Demand

3.2.15    Bandwidth on Demand Case Study: QoS Management for Video

3.2.16    Packet-Optical Integration

4              Chapter 4: SDN/NFV Deployment Case Studies

4.1          Service Provider Deployment Case Studies

4.1.1      AT&T

4.1.2      BT

4.1.3      China Mobile

4.1.4      DT (Deutsche Telekom)

4.1.5      KDDI

4.1.6      KT (Korea Telecom)

4.1.7      Mobily Saudi Arabia

4.1.8      NAKA Mobile

4.1.9      NTT Communications

4.1.10    NTT DoCoMo


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