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Network automation and orchestration: worldwide forecast 2020–2025

04 November 2020 | Research

Anil Rao

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (26 slides); Excel | Network Automation and Orchestration

"5G will trigger a new surge in CSP spending on orchestration software from 2020 onwards, with 5G accounting for 30% of the spending on NAO by 2025." 


This report provides forecasts for communications service provider (CSP) spending on telecoms-specific network automation and orchestration (NAO) software systems and related services for 2020–2025. It provides details on spending by delivery model, service type, sub-segment and region and major drivers, including 5G. The report also provides recommendations for vendors and CSPs.

This forecast report provides:

  • a detailed, 6-year worldwide forecast for spending in the network automation and orchestration market, split into:
    • two main application sub-segments:
      • network management systems (NMS) and element management systems (EMS)
      • network control and orchestration (NCO), which includes:
        • network orchestration (NO)
        • virtual infrastructure management (VIM)
        • WAN SDN
    • two delivery types: product-related and professional services (PS)
    • four telecoms services: mobile, IoT, consumer fixed and business fixed
    • 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 network automation and orchestration market
  • a detailed market definition
  • recommendations for CSPs and vendors.


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