According to a new report by Glen Ragoonanan [pictured], Principal Analyst, and Gorkem Yigit, Research Analyst, Analysys Mason "The service delivery platforms (SDP) market generated USD5.2 billion in revenue worldwide during 2013, up 12% from USD4.6 billion in 2012. In 2013, communications service providers (CSPs) spent on service delivery platforms (SDP) solutions to monetise LTE and FTTx infrastructure investments. Voice (IMS/VoLTE) and video (multi-screen) services also continued to drive CSPs’ SDP spending as they compete with over-the-top (OTT) providers.
Analysis Mason's SDP refers to "four application sub-segments: telecoms application servers (TAS), content management and delivery (CMD): fixed (FCMD) and mobile (MCMD), policy management (PM) and subscriber data management (SDM)"
The top-five suppliers in this market were the same as in 2012, thanks to numerous acquisitions. Ericsson maintained its leadership, followed by Huawei Technologies, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, and then Oracle.
According to the above charts, vendors' revenues for 2013 (subject to rounding errors) have been: