A new research by Shira Levine (pictured), directing analyst for service enablement and subscriber intelligence, Infonetics Research concludes that "The SDP opportunity is alive and well, but looks very different than it did even a few years ago. Very few operators are investing in soup-to-nuts service delivery platforms anymore. Instead, they’re implementing discrete components of the SDP (like network exposure and web service environments) that allow them to deliver new services while reducing operational costs".
- In 2012, the global SDP software and services market totaled $3.6 billion, up 14% over 2011 .. forecast by Infonetics to reach $5.9 billion in 2017
Last years' Infonetics report forecasted a $5.8B market already for 2016 (here).
- SDP services are expected to make up 75% of the SDP market by 2017
- A handful of large suppliers continue to dominate the SDP landscape: Oracle leads the software segment, followed closely by Huawei; meanwhile on the services side, Ericsson pulled ahead of Huawei for 1st place