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September 10, 2012

Infonetics Reports on SDPs

By Robbie Pleasant, TMCnet Contributor

Infonetics (News - Alert) Research has always been a reliable source for studies on the state of the market and forecasts, and they’ve got a new report coming out. A sample of the report, “Service Delivery Platform Software and Services” has been released, providing some interesting information into the market size, market share, and forecast of SDPs.

In the next five years, Infonetics predicts that $24 billion will be spent on SDP software and services This will mainly be due to deployments in mobile networks, although operator interest is growing in such non-traditional licensed models such as cloud-based delivery and turnkey application storefronts.

In previous years, Oracle was the leader in the software segment of the SDP market. Its closest competitor, by a single market share point, was Huawei (News - Alert), which is also the leader when it comes to services. Meanwhile, the Wholesale Application Community may have collapsed, but many operators continue to take a collaborative approach to developing apps.

“Operators in developing markets are still very focused on enabling consumer application ecosystems via app stores and API exposure strategies,” says Shira Levina, directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy and Infonetics. “And now we’re also seeing a growing interest, particularly in developed markets, in leveraging SDP investments to address the enterprise and SMB segments.”

Those involved in service delivery platforms should take note of Infonetic’s new research, and prepare for the future accordingly. Small businesses and enterprises alike need to know what to expect out of the market, and where the industry is headed, and for that, there’s no better source than Infonetics Research (News - Alert).

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Edited by Rich Steeves
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