The SDO market is set for long-term revenue growth as CSPs continue to optimise their solutions for the 5G era

01 August 2022 | Research

Justin van der Lande | Alex Bilyi

Article | PDF (3 pages) | Service Design and Orchestration

"Major telecoms vendors are focusing on end-to-end orchestration solutions, but smaller vendors are looking to comprehensively overhaul legacy systems, thereby placing pressure on the larger players."


The service design and orchestration (SDO) market grew by 4.8% year-on-year in 2021, following a decline in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The market is poised for long-term growth because communications service providers (CSPs) continue to make headway in realigning their SDO solutions for the 5G era. Indeed, CSPs are continuing to invest in OSS modernisation to enable the increased levels of automation that are required for 5G. CSPs also started to invest in 5G standalone (SA) and edge cloud infrastructure in 2021, and these technologies will require real-time monitoring capabilities.

In this article, we provide a brief insight into the SDO market in 2021. We consider small and medium-sized vendors, and provide an analysis of the top six vendors in the SDO market.


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