This tracker assembles multiple regional uCPE forecasts. Forecast drivers include SD-WAN adoption, enterprise network service delivery, increasingly competitive price points, and operator plans for the network edge.
The carrier SDN market includes hardware, software, and services used in service provider networks. This tracker is specific to operator spend and does not include products used for data center (DC) networks (service provider and enterprise) and enterprise networks.
Operators believe Carrier SDN will generate revenue in 5G, with support for multi-cloud services becoming critical this year. Still, various barriers and drivers to SDN deployment remain as operators continue (or begin) commercial deployment.
Cloud-native network infrastructure that supports containerized network functions, edge compute, network slicing, and E2E orchestration is fundamental to compete in 5G. Carrier software investments and NFV need to continue despite COVID-19.
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