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Mobile core xNFs: worldwide forecast 2020–2025

16 December 2020 | Research

Roberto Kompany

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (13 slides); Excel | Next-Generation Wireless Networks

"The mobile core xNF market will grow to USD7.7 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 31% during 2019–2025."


Communications service providers (CSPs) will continue to spend on virtualised and container network functions (xNFs) in order to migrate the core from physical to virtualised platforms and carry out the required upgrades to deliver 5G standalone (SA). The mobile core xNF market is forecast to grow from USD1.5 billion in 2019 to USD7.7 billion in 2025 (at a CAGR of 31%).

This forecast report provides:

  • a detailed, 6-year worldwide forecast for spending in the mobile core xNFs market, split into:
    • four main sub-segments:
      • virtualised evolved packet core (vEPC)
      • 5G vEPC
      • 5G SA
      • virtualised IP multimedia subsystem (vIMS)
    • 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 the key market drivers and how they will affect spending during the forecast period
  • analysis of the business environment and regional dynamics that will influence the mobile core xNF market
  • a detailed market definition
  • recommendations for CSPs and vendors.


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