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Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Market by Component (Solution & Service), Deployment Type (Cloud & On-Premises), End-User (Telecom Operator & Enterprise), Use Cases (LTE, Volte, & VoWiFi; BWA, IoT & M2M, MPN & MVNO), and Region - Global Forecast to

Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Market by Component (Solution & Service), Deployment Type (Cloud & On-Premises), End-User (Telecom Operator & Enterprise), Use Cases (LTE, Volte, & VoWiFi; BWA, IoT & M2M, MPN & MVNO), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

“Rapid increase in the number of mobile Long-Term Evolution (LTE) subscribers across the globe is driving the growth of the virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) market.”
The global vEPC market size is expected to grow from USD 968.9 million in 2017 to USD 7,975.3 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 52.4 % during the forecast period. The global growth of network infrastructure, increase in LTE mobile subscribers, and lower in Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx) are some of the factors expected to drive the growth of the vEPC market. However, reluctance in transiting from legacy infrastructure to virtualization may hinder the market growth of the vEPC market.

“The cloud deployment type is expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period.”
The cloud deployment type is one of most effective technologies that impact every line of business. Enterprises and telecom operators are adopting cloud-based vEPC solutions at a rapid pace due to the wide range of features, such as reliability, scalability, flexibility, and low costs. The cloud-based vEPC design offers distributed, stateless, and clustered elements, resulting in better performance and availability. The overall adoption of cloud-based solutions is in its nascent stage and is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period.

“LTE, VoLTE, and VoWiFi is expected to have the largest market share during the forecast period.”
MNOs are utilizing vEPC solution on their mobile core network to deliver the LTE, Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) service for mobile subscribers. The virtualizing core network is very economical for operators compared to traditional EPC solutions. Additionally, VoWiFi also functions on same mobile core network as VoLTE. Mobile operators are delivering WiFi calling service to customers in low network coverage area. Several operators have deployed vEPC to extend VoLTE and VoWiFi services for customers across the globe, and this trend is expected to continue during the forecast period.

“Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.”
In terms of growth rate, APAC will be growing at the highest growth rate. Mobile operators in Japan, South Korea, and China are the early adopters of the vEPC solution. For example, SK Telecom, SoftBank, and China Mobile have implemented virtualized network components on their network for VoLTE, IoT, and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication. Majority of operators and enterprises in the APAC region are still using traditional EPC solution and wave is expected to shift towards vEPC solutions.

In-depth interviews were conducted with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), marketing directors, innovation and technology directors, and executives from various key organizations operating in the vEPC market.
The breakup of the profiles of the primary participants is given below:
• By Company: Tier 1 – 25%, Tier 2 – 41%, and Tier 3 – 34%
• By Designation: C-Level – 53%, Director Level – 43%, and Others – 4%
• By Region: North America – 42%, Europe – 24%, APAC – 30%, and Rest of the World (RoW) – 4%

The key vEPC vendors profiled in the report are as follows:
1. Affirmed Networks (US)
2. Ericsson (Sweden)
3. Huawei Technologies (China)
4. Mavenir (US)
5. ZTE Corporation (China)
6. Athonet (Italy)
7. Cisco Systems(US)
8. NEC Corporation (Japan)
9. Nokia Corporation (Finland)
10. Samsung (South Korea)
The key innovators profiled in the report are as follows:
11. ExteNet Systems (US)
12. Telrad Networks (Israel)
13. Core Network Dynamics (Germany)

Research Coverage
The vEPC market has been segmented on the basis of components (solutions and services), deployment types, end-users, use cases, and regions. A detailed analysis of the key industry players has been done to provide insights into their business overview; products and services; key strategies; new product launches; partnerships, agreements, and collaborations; expansions; and competitive landscapes associated with the global vEPC market.

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• The report segments the vEPC market comprehensively and provides the closest approximations to the revenue numbers for the overall market and subsegments across different regions
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• The report is expected to help stakeholders understand their competitors better and gain more insights to enhance their position in the market. The competitive landscape section includes competitor ecosystem, new product developments, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
    • YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
    • CURRENCY
      • Table UNITED STATES DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE, 2014-2016
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM-UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS
    • LIMITATIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN THE VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET
    • VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, MARKET SHARE OF TOP 3 USE CASES AND REGIONS
    • MARKET INVESTMENT SCENARIO
    • VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY SERVICE
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • CHALLENGES
    • ARCHITECTURE
    • USE CASES
      • USE CASE 1: M2M
      • USE CASE 2: VOLTE
      • USE CASE 3: IOT
      • USE CASE 4: FIXED WIRELESS
      • USE CASE 5: OIL AND GAS COMMUNICATION
  • VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY COMPONENT
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • SOLUTIONS
      • MOBILITY MANAGEMENT ENTITY (MME)
      • HOME SUBSCRIBER SERVER (HSS)
      • SERVING GATEWAY (SGW)
      • PACKET DATA NETWORK GATEWAY (PDN GW)
      • POLICY AND CHARGING RULES FUNCTION (PCRF)
        • Table SOLUTIONS: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • SERVICES
      • Table SERVICES: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table SERVICES: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
        • Table PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CONSULTING SERVICES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table INTEGRATION AND DEPLOYMENT SERVICES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
        • Table TRAINING AND SUPPORT SERVICES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • MANAGED SERVICES
        • Table MANAGED SERVICES: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
  • VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • CLOUD
      • Table CLOUD: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • ON-PREMISES
      • Table ON-PREMISES: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
  • VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY END-USER
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • TELECOM OPERATORS
      • Table TELECOM OPERATORS: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table TELECOM OPERATORS: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • ENTERPRISES
      • Table ENTERPRISES: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ENTERPRISES: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
  • VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY USE CASE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY USE CASE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • LTE, VOLTE, AND VOWIFI
      • Table LTE, VOLTE, AND VOWIFI: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS (BWA)
      • Table BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • IOT AND M2M
      • Table IOT AND M2M: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • MPN AND MVNO
      • Table MPN AND MVNO: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
  • VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY SERVICE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: TELECOM OPERATORS MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: ENTERPRISES MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY USE CASE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY SERVICE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: TELECOM OPERATORS MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: ENTERPRISES MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY USE CASE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • ASIA PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA PACIFIC: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA PACIFIC: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY SERVICE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA PACIFIC: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA PACIFIC: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA PACIFIC: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA PACIFIC: TELECOM OPERATORS MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA PACIFIC: ENTERPRISES MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA PACIFIC: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY USE CASE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
      • Table MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY SERVICE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: TELECOM OPERATORS MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: ENTERPRISES MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY USE CASE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
    • LATIN AMERICA
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY SERVICE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: TELECOM OPERATORS MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: ENTERPRISES MARKET SIZE, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET SIZE, BY USE CASE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • PROMINENT PLAYERS OPERATING IN THE VEPC MARKET
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS
      • PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS
        • Table PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS, 2015-2017
      • PRODUCT ENHANCEMENTS
        • Table PRODUCT ENHANCEMENTS, 2015-2017
      • ACQUISITIONS
        • Table ACQUISITIONS, 2015-2017
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • AFFIRMED NETWORKS
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • ERICSSON
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • MAVENIR
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • ZTE CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • CISCO SYSTEMS
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • NEC CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • NOKIA CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • SAMSUNG
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • ATHONET SRL
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS/SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • KEY INNOVATORS
      • CORE NETWORK DYNAMICS (CND)
      • EXTENET SYSTEMS
      • TELRAD NETWORKS
  • APPENDIX
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS' SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS
    • AUTHOR DETAILS

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