NFV Deployment Tracker: Asia-Pacific points to the future of NFV

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Asia-Pacific is the leading region in the global NFV/SDN market: highest volume of deployments and consistent record of innovation. The region points the way ahead for the global market.

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Format: PDF filePages: 23 pagesCharts: 07Author: David MartinPublication Date: November 2019

Table of Contents

  • Executive summary
  • About the NFV Deployment Tracker
  • Scope and definitions
  • Global context
    • Global NFV deployments still growing; Asia-Pacific in the lead
    • Growth in 2019 driven by virtualised 5G mobile cores
    • Mobile core virtualisation is the dominant driver of NFV overall
    • SDN retains its dominant role in Asia-Pacific
    • Vendors of mobile network cores performing strongly
  • Asia-Pacific in focus: leading on innovatio
  • More Asia-Pacific operators are embracing NFV and SDN
  • Pushing the boundaries of mobile core architecture
  • Winning the race to operationalise the 5G standalone core
  • Innovating on SDN-based, on-demand networking services
  • Ambition to innovate for economic and social development
  • Conclusion: Asia-Pacific both leads on past deployments and points the way ahead
    • Asia-Pacific leads the NFV/SDN market in two main ways
    • The region also points the way ahead for the industry
  • Appendix: Glossary of terms

Table of Figures

  • Figure 1: The NFV Deployment Tracker
  • Figure 2: New NFV/SDN deployments by year and region, 2011 to Aug 2019
  • Figure 3: Total NFV/SDN deployments by region, 2011 to Aug 2019
  • Figure 4: New NFV/SDN deployments by leading VNF/functional component (global), 2011 to Aug 2019
  • Figure 5: New NFV/SDN deployments by primary purpose (global), 2011 to Aug 2019
  • Figure 6: Total NFV/SDN deployments by vendor and region, 2011 to Aug 2019
  • Figure 7: Total NFV/SDN deployments by leading operators, 2011 to Aug 2019

Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 5G core, Cloud, MANO, nfv, SD-WAN, SDN, vCPE, Virtualisation