From Network Virtualisation to 5G Slicing - 2019 Report & Dataset -

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This report provides a benchmark of telcos' network transformation strategy covering SDN/NFV implementations, network slicing overview and also datacenters evolution.

The idea of the benchmark is to give a global overview of the real involvement of telcos on virtualisation through trials, deployments and launch of commercial services involving SDN/NFV.

Questions to be answered are:

  • Who are the telcos involved in SDN/NFV?
  • What are their strategy in implementing virtualisation in their infrastructure?
  • Where do they start implementing it in their infrastructure?

The report also describes how management and orchestration (MANO) is seen as a major issue slowing down the virtualisation implementation as telcos do not agree with a common framework.

The Excel workbook including the benchmark content is provided.

Dataset Scope

SDN/NFV market size: investments in SDN/NFV by type of players

  • Forecasts for 2019-2023
  • Constant prices, 2019 (EUR)
  • Broken down into three main regions: Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific
  • Regional aggregate data include all countries in the region

Virtualisation Involvment Per Operator

  • Strategy of operators regarding their network transformation and importance of virtualisation
  • Overview of network slicing (including demos and proofs of concept)
  • Monitoring of virtualisation implementations (trials, deployments and commercial launches)
  • List of partnerships

Key Topics Covered

Executive summary & key findings

1. Key enablers for slicing

1.1. SDN/NFV - Definition and interests

1.2. MANO - Management And Orchestration

1.3. 5G and network slicing - The principle, merits and issues

2. MANO initiatives: the key issues

2.1. MANO issues

2.2. ONAP - Open Networking Automation Platform


2.4. TIP - Telecom Infra Project

3. Benchmarking the telcos' SDN/NFV commitment - Content of the benchmark

4. Synthesis

4.1. Evolution of telcos involved in virtualisation

4.2. Telco implementation of SDN/NFV

4.3. Telco strategies

4.4. Telco positioning

4.5. Infrastructure vendors involved in virtualisation

5. Sizing

5.1. SDN and NFV market size


List of Tables & Figures

1. Key enablers for slicing

  • SDN principle
  • NFV principle
  • Operational benefits
  • TTM acceleration
  • Cost savings
  • Simplified representation of MANO within telco architecture
  • 5G use cases
  • 5G network slicing example
  • Network slicing principle
  • The relevant organisations involved in designing network slicing

2. MANO initiatives: the key issues

  • ONAP deployment status

4. Synthesis

  • Number of operators in virtualisation
  • Number of SDN/NFV implementations: 2017 and 2019
  • Telcos running SDN/NFV implementations through subsidiaries
  • Number of telcos having deployed and trialled vEPC and vIMS
  • Number of telcos having deployed and trialled vRAN and vOLT
  • Geographical breakdown of SD-WAN deployments in 2019
  • Breakdown of network slicing trials/ demos by use case
  • Positioning of telcos, by level and type of implementation (network or services)
  • Providers selected for current SDN/NFV projects

5. Sizing

  • Breakdown of the SDN/NFV market by type of player in 2019 and 2023
  • Breakdown of the SDN and NFV market by region, 2019-2023

Companies Mentioned

  • Airtel
  • Altice
  • AT&T
  • Bell Canada
  • BT
  • CenturyLink
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Chungwha Telecom
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Digicel
  • Etisalat
  • HKT
  • KDDI
  • KPN
  • KT
  • LGU+
  • Manx Telecom
  • MPT
  • NTT
  • Ooredoo
  • Orange
  • PCCW
  • Proximus
  • Singtel
  • SK Telecom
  • Smartfren
  • SoftBank
  • Sprint
  • STC
  • Swisscom
  • Tata
  • Tele2
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefnica
  • Telekom Austria
  • Telenor
  • Telia
  • Telstra
  • Telus
  • Turkcell
  • Verizon
  • Vimpelcom
  • Veon
  • Vodacom
  • Vodafone
  • XL Axiata

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
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Related Topics: 4G and 5G, Networks

Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Related Topics: 4G and 5G, Networks