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Evolved Packet Core Revenues Double Year-over-Year in 3Q12, According to Exact Ventures

Evolved Packet Core Revenues Double Year-over-Year in 3Q12, According to Exact
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Ericsson, Nokia Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, and Cisco Lead Market

PR Newswire

BURLINGAME, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012

BURLINGAME, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In its recently released
report, Exact Ventures found the overall wireless packet core market,
including evolved packet core (EPC), grew 30 percent in the third quarter of
2012 compared to the same quarter of 2011. EPC market revenues doubled
year-over-year and were up sequentially in the third quarter. Although the
traditional packet core market was also up year-over-year, it contracted on a
sequential basis due to seasonal factors. Price erosion due to competition
and a shift in the market toward more price sensitive developing regions is
limiting the revenue growth of the older, legacy packet core technologies. 

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"Despite the transition from 2G and 3G technologies to LTE being in its
infancy, the EPC market continues to surge and now accounts for over one-third
of the total wireless packet core market," said Greg Collins, Founder and
Principal Analyst at Exact Ventures. "Mirroring the introduction and uptake
of LTE-based services, the EPC market continues to be dominated by North
America and Asia Pacific, especially Japan and Korea, followed by EMEA and
Latin America, where deployments are now beginning," Collins added.

In the third quarter of this year, Ericsson took the top spot of the EPC
market based on revenues, followed by Nokia Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco,
and Huawei.

About Exact Ventures
Exact Ventures is an independent market intelligence and advisory firm,
publishing quarterly market analysis and forecast reports covering the NGN
Voice, IMS Core, Wireless Packet Core, Evolved Packet Core, and Diameter
Signaling Controller (DSC) markets. To learn more about Exact Ventures or to
purchase a report, contact Greg Collins (greg@exactventures.com or +1 650 242
0080).

About the Report
Exact Ventures' Wireless Packet Core (WPC) Quarterly Report includes coverage
of legacy WPC and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) markets. Specific coverage
includes revenues, shipments and pricing by vendor, as well as a market-level
forecast for the Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN), Serving GPRS Support Node
(SGSN), Packet Data Serving Node (PDSN), ASN Gateway, Mobility Management
Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (SGW), Packet Data Node (PDN) Gateway, and
Policy Charging and Rules Function (PCRF) markets.

Contact:
Greg Collins
Email: greg@exactventures.com
Tel: +1 650 242 0080

SOURCE Exact Ventures

Website: http://www.exactventures.com