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Analysis of the European MPLS/IP VPN Market

Analysis of the European MPLS/IP VPN Market

Sustained enterprise market demand is expected to bring about double-digit growth of MPLS/IP VPN services revenue in Europe over the next 5 years. Enterprises continue to adopt MPLS/IP VPN services for increased operational efficiency, following the change to move voice, video and data to a single IP-based network. Moreover, the need for reliable and secure access to cloud services is expected to fuel additional enterprise demand for MPLS.

As customers migrate to MPLS VPNs to take advantage of the network’s ability to support traffic prioritization through class-of-service protocols, focus is growing on tools that monitor network and application performance. These tools are critical for successful MPLS/IP VPN implementation as customers shift to a converged architecture, and demand more control over the applications they wish to run on the network.

MPLS/IP VPN growth in Europe is expected to be influenced by modest but consistent growth in the larger Western European markets and relatively higher growth rates in the less mature Eastern European markets.

Though the market is led by telecom incumbents, there is also tough competition from national, pan-European and international network carriers. In the interest of portfolio differentiation and customer service, providers are investing in upgrading network technology with software-defined networking (SDN) software automation and bundling network with IP-based voice and security services. There is also growing emphasis on deploying hybrid network strategies combining Ethernet and MPLS for enterprises. Hybrid network deployment is not just about implementation of different network technologies, but ensuring seamless connectivity and flexibility across these networks while ensuring consistent user experience.

About this report

The need for secure, private, multi-site connectivity is expected to create sustained demand for MPLS VPN solutions over the next 5 years. Further, as enterprises increasingly migrate to the cloud, MPLS VPN is expected to provide secure access to cloud-based applications. Populated with offerings from country telecom incumbents, pan-European operators and global service providers, the European market for MPLS VPN is highly competitive with providers leveraging emerging market trends to increase their market reach. In this report, Frost & Sullivan provides a forecast of the European market for MPLS VPN, highlighting regional trends and popular competitive strategies.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Regional Definitions
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total MPLS/IP VPN Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Emerging Trends-Total MPLS/IP VPN Market
    • Emerging Trends
  • Forecast and Trends-Total MPLS/IP VPN Market
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total MPLS/IP VPN Market: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total MPLS/IP VPN Market
    • Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
    • Competitive Structure and Strategy
  • Company Profiles
    • British Telecom
    • Colt
    • Deutsche Telekom
    • Easynet
    • Interoute
    • NTT Communications
    • Orange Business Services
    • Verizon
    • Virgin Media & Virgin Media Business
  • Europe Breakdown
    • UK MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast
      • Table MPLS/IP VPN Market: Revenue Forecast, United Kingdom, 2013-2020
    • UK MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Germany MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast
      • Table MPLS/IP VPN Market: Revenue Forecast, Germany, 2013-2020
    • Germany MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • France MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast
      • Table MPLS/IP VPN Market: Revenue Forecast, France, 2013-2020
    • France MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Southern Europe MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast
      • Table MPLS/IP VPN Market: Revenue Forecast, Southern Europe, 2013-2020
    • Southern Europe MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Benelux MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast
      • Table MPLS/IP VPN Market: Revenue Forecast, Benelux, 2013-2020
    • Benelux MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Rest of Europe MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast
      • Table MPLS/IP VPN Market: Revenue Forecast, Rest of Europe, 2013-2020
    • Rest of Europe MPLS/IP VPN Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total MPLS/IP VPN Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Europe, 2014
    • Additional Sources of Information on Data Communication Services
    • List of Companies Included in "Others"

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