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Wireless packet core market posts healthy increase

September 3, 2014  

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The wireless packet core market continued to expand, delivering 25% growth during the second quarter of 2014 versus the year-ago period, according to new findings released today by the Dell’Oro Group.

The evolved packet core (EPC) segment, which now represents more than 50% 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.

“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,” said Chris DePuy, vice president of the research firm.

“As the LTE build matures in North America, it is accelerating in countries such as China and those in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The resultant surge in EPC volumes in the latter two areas is benefiting a different set of vendors.”

“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.”

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