|A report published report by Dell’Oro Group describes revenue for the mobile core network (MCN) market as starting hot for 2021 – up 16 percent year-over-year, for the first quarter. “The 5G core market reached over 20 percent revenue share of the MCN market, a record high since tracking 5G revenues began in the second quarter of 2020,” a disclosure from Dell’Oro Group reads. The company is a source for market information about the telecommunications, networks and data center IT industries.
“This growth rate has been fueled from buildouts from five commercially deployed nationwide mobile 5G standalone (5G SA) networks, three in China, one in the United States and one in Western Europe,” said David Bolan, a research director at Dell’Oro Group. “The MCN market is poised for higher growth as more 5G SA networks are readying to come on-line. An example comes from Japan, as some of the Japanese service providers (SPs) are readying their networks for 5G SA. NEC, one of the primary 5G vendors in Japan, ranked fourth among 5G packet core vendors in the first quarter of 2021, achieving double-digit percent revenue market share.”
Additional highlights from the first-quarter 2021 mobile core network report:
- Investment in 4G core saw its first double-digit percentage revenue decline year-over-year as more investments go into 5G.
- IMS core market growth remains positive as SPs realize they need to move their voice core from circuit-switched voice to VoLTE for initial voice services for 5G.
- Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, ZTE and Mavenir are the top vendors for the quarter, based on the trailing four quarters.
Resource: Mobile Core Network Quarterly Report
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Source: Dell’Oro Group