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Forecast Analysis: Communications Service Provider Operational Technology, Worldwide, 2Q15 Update

Published: 16 July 2015

ID: G00273483

Analyst(s): Jouni Forsman , Sylvain Fabre , Mentor Cana , Martina Kurth, Ian Keene, Kathie Hackler, Peter Liu , Neil Osmond , Akshay K. Sharma, Norbert Scholz, Kosei Takiishi


Communications service provider operational technology spending reached $168.8 billion in 2014, and will reach $205 billion by 2019. The market is expected to grow at a 4.0% CAGR through 2019, with $17.8 billion being related to software-defined network and network function virtualization in 2019.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • Changes Made in the 2Q15 Forecast and Analysis
    • Fixed Access
    • Service Provider Routers and Switches and Optical
    • Mobile Infrastructure
    • Other Networks
    • Small Cells
    • SDN and NFV
    • CSP OT Software
    • CSP OT Services


  • Small Cells Buildout
  • Fiber Broadband Buildout
  • 3G Capacity
  • 3G Coverage
  • Service Provider Routers and Switches
    • Optical
  • 2G
  • LTE/4G
  • SDN
  • CSP Application Software
  • CSP Software Services (SWS)
  • CSP Network Infrastructure Services (NIS)

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