Infonetics Forecasts the Service Delivery Platform (SDP) Market to Near $6 Billion in 2017

  Infonetics Forecasts the Service Delivery Platform (SDP) Market to Near $6
  Billion in 2017

Business Wire

CAMPBELL, Calif. -- March 6, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest
Service Delivery Platform Software and Services  report, which tracks the
wireless and fixed-line service delivery platform (SDP) software and services
that operators use to create and deliver services to their subscribers.

ANALYST NOTE

“The SDP opportunity is alive and well, but looks very different than it did
even a few years ago,” notes Shira Levine, directing analyst for service
enablement and subscriber intelligence at Infonetics Research. “Very few
operators are investing in soup-to-nuts service delivery platforms anymore.
Instead, they’re implementing discrete components of the SDP (like network
exposure and web service environments) that allow them to deliver new services
while reducing operational costs.”

Levine continues: “We believe this trend will continue as operators expand
beyond the consumer market and begin capitalizing on the growing enterprise
opportunity, including helping businesses support their B-to-C strategies and
insert themselves into the machine-to-machine (M2M) space.”

SDP MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *In 2012, the global SDP software and services market totaled $3.6 billion,
    up 14% over 2011
  *SDP services are expected to make up 75% of the SDP market by 2017
  *Mobile deployments are the primary driver behind SDP growth, representing
    the bulk of SDP revenue
  *A handful of large suppliers continue to dominate the SDP landscape:
    Oracle leads the software segment, followed closely by Huawei; meanwhile 
    on the services side, Ericsson pulled ahead of Huawei for 1^st place
  *New breeds of players are appearing on the SDP scene, such as API
    management vendors Mashery, Layer 7, and Apigee, and Infonetics expects
    the established SDP vendors to partner with or acquire these smaller
    suppliers
  *The global SDP market is forecast by Infonetics to reach $5.9 billion in
    2017, with the strongest growth coming from developing regions in Asia,
    Latin America and the Middle East, where operators are looking to
    counteract low ARPU by offering differentiated services

CLIENT CONFERENCE CALL

Clients, join Shira Levine Tuesday, March 19, at Noon ET for a live SDP market
recap. Log in for password to join the call or view on demand:
http://bit.ly/11Vcwoa.

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ biannual SDP software and services report provides regional and
worldwide market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2017, analysis,
and trends for fixed-line and wireless SDP components and services by network
and service types. Companies tracked: Accenture, Aepona, Alcatel-Lucent,
Ericsson, HP, Huawei, IBM, Nokia Siemens Networks, Oracle, and others. To buy
the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Infonetics Service Enablement/Subscriber Intelligence research brief:
    http://bit.ly/YNBGgr
  *Godfrey Chua joins Infonetics to launch M2M and Connected World research
  *Convergent charging goes mainstream
  *Operators name Openet, Tekelec, Huawei top policy vendors
  *Operators getting savvy about monetizing subscriber data
  *Mobile momentum drives DPI market to 34% CAGR through 2016

UPCOMING MARKET SHARE/FORECAST REPORTS AND SURVEYS

Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Convergent Charging Software and Services
  *Policy Management Software
  *SDP Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey
  *Service Provider Deep Packet Inspection Products
  *Subscriber Data Management Software and Services

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to view or register for
events, or
http://www.infonetics.com/downloads/Infonetics-Webinars-Available-for-Sponsorship.pdf
to learn about sponsoring Infonetics events.

  *Transitioning Traditional Network Services to LTE and IP Networks (View on
    demand)
  *Using DPI and Metadata to Strengthen SIEM (Mar. 27: Register)
  *Leveraging Next-Gen Policy Management Solutions (Sponsorships available)
  *Using APIs to Create Innovative Content Ecosystems (Sponsorships
    available)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research
and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader
in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world
regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively.
View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Shira Levine, +1-408-583-3381
Directing Analyst, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
shira@infonetics.com
Twitter: @shiralevine