This IDC study examines the market for evolved packet core (EPC) equipment related to operator LTE deployments. It presents a five-year forecast for EPC spending by network operators and service providers worldwide. It also studies strategies being implemented by EPC vendors to help gain mindshare and position operators for longer-term opportunities created by implementation of EPC.
"LTE deployments are now taking off in all regions. This is driving operators to increase spending on related evolved packet core spending. With EPC, operators now have more opportunities to create new revenue-generating opportunities, and this is reflected in the way vendors are positioning their EPC portfolios," said John Byrne, research director for IDC's Wireless Network Infrastructure practice.