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vEPC: worldwide forecast 2018–2022

Roberto Kompany Senior Analyst, Research

"CSP vEPC spending has not grown as quickly as anticipated, but it will reach USD4.2 billion in 2022 (with a 2017–2022 CAGR of 62%) and there will be a leap as cloud-native technologies mature."

Communications service provider (CSP) spending on deploying new virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) capabilities worldwide is forecast to grow from USD382 million in 2017 to USD4.2 billion in 2022 (with a CAGR of 62%). This will be due to strong growth in mobile data traffic and to CSPs' need to grow new revenue streams. Investment in virtualisation technologies in preparation for the cloud-native 5G core will be another driver.

This report provides:

  • a 6-year revenue forecast for vEPC until 2022
  • key vEPC market drivers and inhibitors.