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Wireless Packet Core Market Sees Top Vendor Share Shifts Amid Continued Growth in 2Q 2014, According to Dell'Oro Group

NFV Requirements Encourage New Vendors to Enter Evolved Packet Core Segment

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, announced today that the Wireless Packet Core market continued to expand, delivering 25 percent growth during the second quarter of 2014 versus the year-ago period.  The Evolved Packet Core (EPC) segment, now representing more than 50 percent of the total market, saw Huawei and Nokia rise in market share rank to the number two and number three spots respectively during the period.      

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"Two primary factors are driving changes in the competitive landscape—firstly, revenues are shifting to new geographies as EPC/LTE network-building broadens beyond once-strong markets. As the LTE build matures in North America, it is accelerating in countries such as China and those in Europe, Middle East & Africa. The resultant surge in EPC volumes in the latter two areas is benefiting a different set of vendors," explained Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group with responsibility for Wireless Packet Core coverage. "Secondly, we have new vendors entering the market—including Affirmed Networks, Connectem and Mavenir—to take advantage of the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) architectural requirements that operators are starting to request.  We believe new vendors may impact future market growth," DePuy continued.

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The Dell'Oro Group Wireless Packet Core Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices and sessions shipped for Traditional Packet Core equipment (GGSN, SGSN, PDSN and ASN Gateway) and Evolved Packet Core equipment (MME, Serving Gateway / SGW, PDN Gateway / PGW, and PCRF).   To purchase, contact Julie Learmond-Criqui at [email protected].

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As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.

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