Network cloud infrastructure: worldwide forecast 2023–2028

18 April 2024 | Research

Gorkem Yigit

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (12 slides); Excel | Cloud Infrastructure Strategies

"The network cloud infrastructure market will grow to USD28.8 billion by 2028, driven by CSPs' investments in cloud-native core networks and vRAN/Open RAN."


This report provides forecasts for communications service providers' (CSPs') spending on network cloud infrastructure and related services for 2023–2028.

This forecast report and accompanying data annex provide:

  • a detailed worldwide forecast for spending in the network cloud infrastructure market, split into:
    • five main application sub-segments:
      • network cloud hardware
      • container-as-a-service (CaaS)
      • virtual infrastructure management (VIM/IaaS)
      • OS/virtualisation layer and software-defined networking (SDN) control
      • network functions (xNFs) in cloud-based mobile core, IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) and RAN domains
    • two delivery types:
      • product
      • professional services
  • 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 cloud infrastructure market
  • a detailed market definition
  • recommendations for CSPs and vendors.

Questions answered in this report

  • What are the key trends and factors that will affect the network cloud infrastructure market during 2023–2028?
  • What are the growth rates in each of the sub-segments?
  • What are the regional factors that will drive growth?
  • What should vendors do to exploit new business opportunities?
  • What are the major drivers and inhibitors that will influence CSP spending on network cloud infrastructure services?

Geographical coverage

  • Worldwide
  • Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
  • Developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP)
  • Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP)
  • Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • North America (NA)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Western Europe (WE)


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