Evolved Packet Core Expands Over 200 Percent in 4Q12, According to Dell'Oro Group

 Evolved Packet Core Expands Over 200 Percent in 4Q12, According to Dell'Oro
                                    Group

Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Service Provider (SP) WiFi Emerging as
Market Drivers

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell'Oro Group, the
trusted source for market information about the networking and
telecommunications industries, announced today that Wireless Packet Core
market revenues grew 25 percent year-over-year during the fourth quarter of
2012, driven by significant expansion of the Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
segment. 

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Key takeaways from the quarter:

  oEricsson achieved top ranking in the overall market by revenue; Huawei
    achieved top ranking by licenses shipped
  oAlcatel-Lucent and Samsung are benefitting from the industry transition
    towards Evolved Packet Core (EPC), taking significantly greater share in
    EPC than their share in the Traditional Packet Core segment
  oOverall market pricing was stable in the quarter.

"Since the emergence of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) a couple years ago, hundreds
of Service Providers around the world have awarded EPC vendor contracts to
companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia
Siemens, Samsung and ZTE," said Chris DePuy, Analyst of Wireless Packet Core
at Dell'Oro Group. "While we expect more EPC contracts to be awarded, much of
the vendor landscape for LTE-focused networks has been settled. In the near
future, we expect that important market transitions providing new opportunity
for vendors will involve Software Defined Networking and virtualized computing
architectures, consolidation of WiFi traffic to service packet core networks,
and LTE network optimization to deliver Voice over LTE (VoLTE)."

About the Report
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 this
report, please contact Julie Learmond-Criqui, call +1.650.622.9400 x244 or
email Julie@DellOro.com.

About Dell'Oro Group
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.

SOURCE Dell'Oro Group

Website: http://www.delloro.com
Contact: Julie Learmond-Criqui, +1.650.622.9400, ext. 244, Julie@DellOro.com
 
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