Worldwide Telecom Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure Forecast, 2018–2022

Worldwide Telecom Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure Forecast, 2018–2022

This IDC study presents the worldwide market forecast for telecom network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) for 2017–2022."Communications SPs globally recognize the need to digitally transform their network infrastructure and build more customer-centric business models. Embracing software-defined networking (SDN) principles and deploying network functions in virtualized (NFV) form factors are a strategic necessity not only for carriers as they invest in their future but also for vendors supplying those solutions to the market," says Rajesh Ghai, research director, Carrier Network Infrastructure research at IDC. "NFVI is the foundation on which this vision rests, and this document is IDC's first effort to size and forecast this strategically important segment of carrier network infrastructure."

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Digital Transformation in Communications Service Providers
Enterprises' Move to the Cloud
Open Source
Communications SPs Risk Aversion
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Software-Defined Compute
Software-Defined Networking
Software-Defined Storage
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