SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Ecosystem Market Size, Growth, Share and Economic Impact of the industry 2017-2030

The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts.

“While the advantages of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and network virtualization are well known in the enterprise IT and data center world, both technologies also bring a host of benefits to the telecommunications service provider community. Not only can these technologies help address the explosive capacity demand of mobile traffic, but they can also reduce the CapEx and OpEx burden faced by service providers to handle this demand by diminishing reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms. The recognition of these benefits has led to the emergence of the NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) concept that seeks to virtualize and effectively consolidate many service provider network elements onto multi-tenant industry-standard servers, switches and storage.

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Service providers – both mobile and fixed-line – have already begun making significant investments in SDN and NFV across a number of use cases including but not limited to uCPE/vCPE, SD-WAN, vEPC, vIMS, Cloud RAN and vCDN. RB Research estimates that service provider SDN and NFV investments will grow at a CAGR of approximately 45% between 2017 and 2020, eventually accounting for nearly $22 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020.

The “SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the SDN, NFV and network virtualization ecosystem including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, use cases, deployment case studies, regulatory landscape, standardization, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents market size forecasts from 2017 till 2030. The forecasts are segmented for 10 submarkets, 2 user base categories, 9 functional areas, 6 regions and 34 countries.


The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.”

Few Points – Table OF Content:

1Chapter 1: Introduction30

1.1Executive Summary30
1.2Topics Covered32
1.3Forecast Segmentation33
1.4Key Questions Answered35
1.5Key Findings36
1.7Target Audience38
1.8Companies & Organizations Mentioned39

2Chapter 2: An Overview of SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization43

2.1What is Network Virtualization?43
2.2What is SDN (Software Defined Networking)?44
2.3SDN Protocols44
2.3.2BGP-TE (Border Gateway Protocol – Traffic Engineering)45
2.3.3PCEP (Path Computation Element Protocol)45
2.3.4I2RS (Interface to the Routing System)46
2.3.5VxLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN)46
2.3.6ALTO (Application Layer Traffic Optimization)47
2.3.7IETF Software Driven Networks47
2.4SDN Implementation Approaches47
2.4.1Network Virtualization Approach48
2.4.2Evolutionary Approach48
2.4.3The “Central Control” Approach49
2.5What is NFV (Network Functions Virtualization)?50
2.6NFV Enabling Technologies51
2.6.1Cloud Computing and Network Virtualization51
2.6.2Open Management and Control Protocols51
2.6.3Industry Standard High-Volume Servers51
2.7NFV Implementation Architecture52
2.7.1NFVI (NFV Infrastructure)52 Resources52 Resources52
2.7.2VNFs (Virtualized Network Functions)53
2.7.3NFV-MANO (NFV-Management and Orchestration)53 (Virtualized Infrastructure Manager)53 (NFV Orchestrator)53 Manager54
2.8How SDN and NFV Differ from Each Other?54
2.8.1Similarities and Differences54
2.8.2Can Both Technologies Complement Each Other?55
2.8.3How Are Vendors Positioning their Solutions?55
2.9Market Drivers56
2.9.1Leveraging Generic Low-Cost Hardware56
2.9.2Multi-Tenancy on Same Hardware56
2.9.3Reduced Power Consumption56
2.9.4Faster TTM (Time-to-Market)56
2.9.5Improved Operational Efficiency & Performance57
2.9.6Centralized Provisioning and Network Control57
2.9.7Ability to Launch New Services & Virtual Networks Quickly57
2.9.8Dynamic Scaling of Services58
2.9.9Opening the Door to Multi-vendor Interoperability58
2.9.10CapEx and OpEx Reduction58
2.9.11Fast Troubleshooting and Improved Diagnostics58
2.9.12Vendor Support58
2.10Market Barriers59
2.10.1Lack of Standardization & Technology Maturity59
2.10.2Uncertain Cost-Benefits Tradeoffs59
2.10.3NFV May Slow/Delay Traffic59
2.10.4Will Multi-vendor Interoperability Really Work?60
2.10.5Co-Existence with Legacy Networks: Integration Challenges60

3Chapter 3: SDN & NFV Use Case Scenarios61

3.1Enterprise, Data Center & Generic Use Cases61
3.1.1Network Virtualization61
3.1.2Data Center Optimization61
3.1.3SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN)62
3.1.4Tap Aggregation62
3.1.5Dynamic WAN Re-Routing63
3.1.6Network Exchange: Interconnecting Physical Networks63
3.1.7Improved Traffic Engineering63
3.1.8Converged Storage64
3.2Service Provider Centric Use Cases65
3.2.1vRAN (Virtualized RAN) & Cloud RAN65
3.2.2Wireline Fixed Access Network Virtualization67
3.2.3vCPE/uCPE (Virtualized & Universal Customer Premises Equipment)67
3.2.4Mobile Backhaul Virtualization68
3.2.5Mobile Core & Gi-LAN Virtualization68
3.2.6IMS & VoLTE Virtualization70
3.2.7DPI Virtualization70
3.2.8Policy Control Virtualization71
3.2.9OSS/BSS Virtualization71
3.2.10Virtual Routers71
3.2.11Virtualization & Control of Security Functions72
3.2.12Virtualization of CDNs (Content Delivery Networks)72
3.2.13MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing)72
3.2.14Network Slicing73
3.2.15Service Chaining74
3.2.17Packet-Optical Integration75
3.2.18SDN/NFV Iaas (Infrastructure-as-a-Service)76
3.2.19VNFaas (VNF-as-a-Service)77
3.2.20VNPaaS (Virtual Network-Platform-as-a-Service)77

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4Chapter 4: SDN & NFV Deployment Case Studies & Commitments79

4.1Case Studies79
4.1.1AT&T79 Vendors79 Deployment Review80
4.1.2Baidu83 Vendors83 Deployment Review83
4.1.3CenturyLink86 Vendors86 Deployment Review86
4.1.4Equinix90 Vendors90 Deployment Review90
4.1.5Google93 Vendors93 Deployment Review93
4.1.6NTT Group97 Vendors97 Deployment Review97
4.1.7SK Telecom101 Vendors101 Deployment Review101
4.1.8Telefónica Group105 Vendors105 Deployment Review105
4.1.9Verizon Communications109 Vendors109 Deployment Review109
4.1.10Vodafone Group112 Vendors112 Deployment Review112
4.2Review of Other SDN & NFV Commitments115
4.2.1Service Providers115 Telekom Austria Group115 Group115 Group116 (Bell Canada)116 Group116 Mobile117 Telecom117 Unicom117 Technology Services Group118 (Deutsche Telekom)119 (Internet Initiative Japan)119 Corporation120 Corporation120 Uplus121 Mobile121

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