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Forecast Analysis: Carrier Network Infrastructure, Worldwide, 2010-2017, 3Q13 Update

Published: 17 September 2013

ID: G00248556

Analyst(s): Deborah Kish, Akshay K. Sharma, Ian Keene, Sylvain Fabre


Gartner's 3Q13 forecast update shows that global spending on carrier network infrastructure is expected grow 3.2% over 2012 to $80.5 billion in 2013. Moderate growth to 2017 will be expected while CSPs investigate more efficient ways to provision communications services via SDN and NFV.

Table Of Contents


  • Trends in Technology
  • Pricing and Unit Shipments


  • Global Economic Highlights
  • LTE Delays Push Market Saturation Later Than Anticipated
  • FTTH Continues to Dominate the Access Market
  • Growth Sources in VSCA Markets Remain Unchanged
  • Exit of Traditional Switching Stalls From Dependency on CSFB
  • High Capacity Optical Packet Networks Are Gaining Momentum

Market Model

  • Forecast Output Results
    • Regional Top-Down Segment Models
    • Regional Bottom-Up Segment Models
    • Fixed and Mobile Network Country Models
    • Forecast Components
    • Influencing Factors

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