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Network orchestration and management systems: worldwide forecast 2017–2021

Dana Cooperson Research Director
Gorkem Yigit Senior Analyst, Research
Caroline Chappell Research Director

"Spending on network orchestration and management products and services will grow to USD11.6 billion in 2021 propelled by NFV/SDN orchestration and control."

Traditional network management systems (NMS) spending growth has slowed to a CAGR of 1.5% (2016–2021), sustained by CSPs' investments in fixed networks, new IoT/M2M networks, and element management systems (EMS) used to manage VNFs. Network orchestration and software-defined network (SDN) control spending will grow quickly to surpass USD1 billion by 2019; with VIM growing to about half that figure in 2019.

THIS FORECAST REPORT PROVIDES:

  • a detailed, 5-year worldwide forecast for spending in the network orchestration and management software systems market, split into:
    • traditional NMS sub-segments: consumer mobile, consumer fixed, business mobile, and business fixed
    • virtual next-generation NMS (vNGN-NMS) network management and orchestration (NOM) sub-segments: network orchestration (NO), SDN controllers (SDN-C) and virtual infrastructure management (VIM)
    • two delivery types: product-related and professional services
    • eight geographical regions: Central and Eastern Europe (CEE); developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP), emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP); Latin America (LATAM); the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); North America (NA); Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Western Europe (WE).
  • an examination of key market drivers and inhibitors, and how they will change during the forecast period
  • analysis of the business environment and regional dynamics that will influence the network orchestration and management software systems market
  • a detailed market definition
  • recommendations for CSPs and vendors.