Telecom Network Infrastructure Vendor Market 2012 - 2016

The telecommunications infrastructure vendor market consists of a variety of companies that provide switching, transmission, signaling, database, content, applications, OSS/BSS systems, and other equipment, software, and services.

To say that the telecom vendor marketplace is very competitive would be a significant understatement. Smaller players come and go, often acquired by larger players or beaten by them by way of their significant economies of scale and scope. However, the larger players are not immune to problems as has recently been evidenced by some announcements of force reductions in the tens of thousands.

This report provides the reader with an understanding of the telecom infrastructure vendor landscape including major investment drivers, significant players, solutions, and market positioning. The report also provides insights into threats and opportunities regarding infrastructure offerings.

Target Audience:

  • Telecom OSS/BSS suppliers
  • Telecom network operators
  • Telecom software developers
  • Telecom application developers
  • Telecom infrastructure providers
  • Associations and Technology Groups
  • Corporate and Institutional Investors
  • Government and International Bodies
  • Service bureau/managed service providers


General Methodology

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We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.


1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Introduction-industry Background
2.1 Technological Background
2.1.1 Mobile And Wireless Network Infrastructure
2.1.2 Oss/Bss Systems
2.2 Telecom Software
2.3 Managed Services
3.0 Types Of Services Provided By The Telecom Vendor
3.1 Technical Services
3.1.1 Current Challenges
3.1.2 Possible Solutions:
3.2 Professional Services
3.2.1 Current Challenges
3.2.2 Possible Solutions
3.3 Managed Services
3.3.1 Benefit Of Managed Services
3.3.2 Issues And Key Concerns For Managed Services
3.4 Manufacturer-provided Services And Future
4.0 Industry Structure
4.1 Bargaining Power Of Buyers
4.2 Rivalry Among Existing Firms
4.3 Threat Of New Entrants
4.4 Bargaining Power Of Supplier
4.5 Threat Of Substitute Products Or Services
5.0 Company Overviews For Some Companies
5.1 Alcatel-lucent
5.1.1 Product Categories
5.2 Aricent
5.2.1 Product & Services
5.2.2 Capabilities
5.3 Cisco
5.3.1 Products:
5.3.2 Services
5.4 Ericsson
5.4.1 Product/Services
5.5 Huawei
5.5.1 Product And Services:
5.6 Motorola
5.6.1 Products
5.7 Nokia Siemens Networks
5.7.1 Product
5.7.2 Solutions
5.7.3 Services
6.0 Shift In The Market
6.1 1st Generation To 2nd Generation
6.2 2nd Generation To 3rd Generation
6.3 Cdma To Lte :
6.4 Why Lte?
6.5 The Market For Lte Services
7.0 Value Chain For Telecom Infrastructure Vendor
7.1 The Evolving Role Of Equipment Vendors
7.2 Vendor-owned-network (Von) Operating Model
7.3 Finding Opportunities For The Vendor-owned-network Model
7.4 Services And Revenue Models
8.0 The Future Revenue Potential
8.1 Lte Equipment To Hit $17.5 Billion In 2016
8.2 Managed Services:
8.3 European Sms Revenue And Usage Growth Is Slowing Down
8.4 Lte Infrastructure Sales To Grow:
8.5 Network Infrastructure Vendors Face Sales Drop
8.6 Small Cells Benefit 3g Networks More Than Lte
8.7 Infrastructure Provider Challenges And Competitive Issues
9.0 Conclusions And Recommendations
List Of Figures:
Figure 1: Mobile Network Infrastructure
Figure 2: Future All-ip Mobile Infrastructure
Figure 3: Tmn Network Management Architecture With Fcaps
Figure 4: The Views Of Telecom And It Software Industries
Figure 5: Service Delivery Platform
Figure 6: Mobile Communications Industry Value System And Key Stakeholder Groups.
Figure 7: Porter’s 5 Force Impacting The Mobile Infrastructure Industry.
Figure 8: Comparison Of Subscriber Base.
Figure 9: Overview Of Lte Technology Requirement
Figure 10: Worldwide Lte And Mobile Wimax Connection Forecasts 2009-2014
Figure 11: The Telecom Value Chain
Figure 12: The Vendor-owned-network Model
Figure 13: Potential Exit Strategy Options For A Greenfield Deployment
Figure 14: Evaluating The Suitability For Vendor Ownership Of Different Network Layers

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