1 INTRODUCTION 16
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 16
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 16
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 16
1.4 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 17
1.5 CURRENCY 18
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 18

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 19
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 19
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 20
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 20
2.1.2.1 Breakdown of primaries 21
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 21
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 23
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 23
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 24
2.3 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 25
2.4 LIMITATIONS 25

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 26

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 29
4.1 ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN THE VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET 29
4.2 VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, MARKET SHARE OF TOP 3 USE CASES AND REGIONS 30
4.3 MARKET INVESTMENT SCENARIO 31
4.4 VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY SERVICE 31

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 32
5.1 INTRODUCTION 32
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 32
5.2.1 DRIVERS 33
5.2.1.1 Minimization of CapEx and OpEx 33
5.2.1.2 Increasing LTE mobile subscribers and penetration of smartphones 33
5.2.1.3 Growing network infrastructure across the globe 34
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 34
5.2.2.1 Reluctancy in transiting from the legacy infrastructure to virtualized infrastructure 34
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 35
5.2.3.1 Emergence of IoT and M2M 35
5.2.3.2 Prominence of 5G 35
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 36
5.2.4.1 Low availability of skilled workforce 36
5.2.4.2 Security concerns 36
5.3 ARCHITECTURE 37
5.4 USE CASES 38
5.4.1 USE CASE 1: M2M 38
5.4.2 USE CASE 2: VOLTE 39
5.4.3 USE CASE 3: IOT 39
5.4.4 USE CASE 4: FIXED WIRELESS 39
5.4.5 USE CASE 5: OIL AND GAS COMMUNICATION 39

6 VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY COMPONENT 40
6.1 INTRODUCTION 41
6.2 SOLUTIONS 42
6.2.1 MOBILITY MANAGEMENT ENTITY (MME) 42
6.2.2 HOME SUBSCRIBER SERVER (HSS) 42
6.2.3 SERVING GATEWAY (SGW) 42
6.2.4 PACKET DATA NETWORK GATEWAY (PDN GW) 42
6.2.5 POLICY AND CHARGING RULES FUNCTION (PCRF) 42
6.3 SERVICES 43
6.3.1 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 44
6.3.1.1 Consulting services 46
6.3.1.2 Integration and deployment services 46
6.3.1.3 Training and support services 47
6.3.2 MANAGED SERVICES 48

7 VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY DEPLOYMENT TYPE 49
7.1 INTRODUCTION 50
7.2 CLOUD 51
7.3 ON-PREMISES 51

8 VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY END-USER 53
8.1 INTRODUCTION 54
8.2 TELECOM OPERATORS 55
8.3 ENTERPRISES 56
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9 VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY USE CASE 58
9.1 INTRODUCTION 59
9.2 LTE, VOLTE, AND VOWIFI 60
9.3 BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS (BWA) 61
9.4 IOT AND M2M 61
9.5 MPN AND MVNO 62

10 VIRTUALIZED EVOLVED PACKET CORE MARKET, BY REGION 64
10.1 INTRODUCTION 65
10.2 NORTH AMERICA 66
10.3 EUROPE 70
10.4 ASIA PACIFIC 74
10.5 MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 78
10.6 LATIN AMERICA 81

11 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 85
11.1 OVERVIEW 85
11.2 PROMINENT PLAYERS OPERATING IN THE VEPC MARKET 86
11.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS 87
11.3.1 PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS 88
11.3.2 PRODUCT ENHANCEMENTS 89
11.3.3 ACQUISITIONS 89

12 COMPANY PROFILES 90
(Business Overview, Products/Solutions Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
12.1 INTRODUCTION 90
12.2 AFFIRMED NETWORKS 91
12.3 ERICSSON 93
12.4 HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES 96
12.5 MAVENIR 99
12.6 ZTE CORPORATION 101
12.7 CISCO SYSTEMS 104
12.8 NEC CORPORATION 106
12.9 NOKIA CORPORATION 109
12.10 SAMSUNG 112
12.11 ATHONET SRL 114
*Details on Business Overview, Products/Solutions Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
12.12 KEY INNOVATORS 117
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13 APPENDIX 120
13.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 120
13.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 123
13.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 125
13.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 126
13.5 RELATED REPORTS 126
13.6 AUTHOR DETAILS 127