Packet Core Realizes $18B in Mobile BroadBand Market Through 2017

Oyster Bay, New York - 01 Apr 2014

Worldwide traffic in 3G and 4G will reach new highs as consumers everywhere strive to satisfy the insatiable craving for Mobile BroadBand. Operators will meet this demand with expanded network capacity, and Mobile Packet Core spending will total $18B through 2017.

Mobile BroadBand in North America, Japan, and Korea propelled the initial increase, and now the Rest of the World provides the needed thrust for the market to take off. ABI Research finds operators support this traffic with additional Packet Core capacity that scales with demand. Operators must make their network deployment choices to meet this never-before experienced growth, and are keen on understanding just what they are facing.

“Operators are desperately seeking new ways to manage CapEx, OpEx and Revenue Top Line,” says Joe Hoffman, Practice Director at ABI Research, “and the Mobile Packet Core is the Network Intelligence to optimize all three. ”Continual advances in semiconductor technology manifest in Commercial IT scale economies make Packet Core virtualization part of a compelling business transformation. Continuing, Hoffman says, “Network Functions Virtualization built on WebScale IT is poised to radically upend the existing order of vendors.”

In its research, ABI Research finds that even with Mobile BroadBand traffic growth, packet core spending will taper as the efficiencies, scale economies, and software-oriented business transformations take hold. “As the Telecom Market transforms to WebScale, infrastructure vendors should face this reality head-on and fasten their seatbelts as it’s going to be a bumpy flight,” advises Hoffman.

“Mobile Gateways” Market Data provides detailed market forecasts reflecting WebScale Transformation of the Packet Core, and is part of ABI Research’s Software Defined Networking & NFV Market Research. This includes Research Reports, Market Data, Insights, and Competitive Assessments, and is part of ABI Research’s Next Generation Network Services Research Sector.

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