Worldwide Telecom Network Functions Virtualization Software (VNF and NFVI) Forecast, 2022–2026

Worldwide Telecom Network Functions Virtualization Software (VNF and NFVI) Forecast, 2022–2026

This IDC study presents the worldwide market forecast for telecom network functions virtualization software (VNF and NFVI) for the 2021–2026 period."Adoption of cloud-native network functions (CNFs) are slowing gaining momentum and are deployed alongside virtual network functions (VNFs) across communications SPs' cloud-based digital infrastructure for service agility, lower cost of ownership, and elastic scaling of the network. However, they face a range of dauting challenges, including lack of in-house expertise in cloud-native orchestration and infrastructure, difficulty defining and implementing comprehensive security, and operational complexity of managing on-premises, cloud, and multicloud networks." — Ajeet Das, research director, Carrier Network Infrastructure research at IDC

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Overall Spending on Telecom NFV Software
Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure
Virtual Network Functions
Core Transport Network VNF Forecast
Mobile Infrastructure VNF Forecast
Mobile Backhaul VNF Forecast
Access VNF Forecast
CPE VNF Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Communications SPs Continue to Look for Ways to Cost-Effectively Offer New Network Services
5G Pushes Communications SPs to Virtualize, and Communications SPs Will Begin to Cloudify Network Functions for Easier Distribution Across the Core and Edge Networks
Multi-Access Edge Computing Buildouts Provide a Fertile Ground for Carrier VNFs and CNFs to Be Deployed
Telco Cloud Best Practice Debate: Virtual Machines or Bare Metal?
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Related Research

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