Digital infrastructure: worldwide forecast 2019–2023

06 January 2020 | Research

Gorkem Yigit

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (22 slides); Excel | Cloud Infrastructure Strategies

"The CSP digital infrastructure market will grow to reach USD53.7 billion by 2023 because the success of new 5G service opportunities and operational automation efforts will depend on cloud-native digital infrastructure."

This report provides software, hardware and professional services forecasts for communications service provider (CSP) spending on digital infrastructure for 2019–2023. Spending on NFV and SDN will grow strongly (at CAGRs of 41% and 33%) because these technologies will underpin CSPs’ 5G networks, new enterprise services and automation initiatives. The growth in the relatively mature cloud computing market (CAGR of 11%) will be sustained by the increasing virtualisation of IT/BSS/OSS applications and the adoption of public/hybrid cloud and SaaS models.

This forecast report provides:

  • a detailed, 5-year worldwide forecast for spending in the digital infrastructure market, split into:
    • three market segments: networks functions virtualisation (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN) and cloud computing
    • three market sub-segments: hardware, software 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)
  • information about spending on:
    • VNF software: vEPC, vIMS, vCPE and others
    • NFV infrastructure (NFVI)
    • SDN: data centre SDN and WAN SDN
    • cloud computing: CSP internal cloud and enterprise cloud
    • NFV MANO/OSS: network orchestration, virtual infrastructure management (VIM) and NFV/SDN-related service assurance and fulfilment
  • 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 digital infrastructure market
  • a detailed market definition
  • recommendations for communications service providers (CSPs) and vendors.


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