Wireless Packet Core Revenues Surge 23 Percent in 4Q11 as Evolved Packet Core Sales Double Year-over-Year, According to Exact Ventures

Cisco and Ericsson Gain Share on Strong North American Demand

Feb 27, 2012, 08:30 ET from Exact Ventures

BURLINGAME, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In its recently released report, Exact Ventures found the wireless packet core market, including evolved packet core (EPC), grew more than 20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 versus the same quarter in 2010.  This growth resulted primarily from worldwide sustained demand for mobile data services.  North America, where mobile broadband demand and smartphone penetration are particularly high, was a significant contributor to the overall market growth.  The EPC market more than doubled compared to the year-ago quarter, as LTE-based networks and services continued to launch and gain subscribers in the fourth quarter. 

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"The wireless packet core and policy infrastructure is a critical element of mobile networks that enable operators not only to manage the massive influx of mobile data and signaling traffic, but also better serve their customers and grow revenues by more efficiently directing content traffic and creating applications and content," stated Greg Collins, Founder and Principal Analyst at Exact Ventures.  "As WiFi becomes an increasingly large portion of mobile traffic, certain elements of the packet core, such as PDN gateways, are expected to be the fastest growing segment of the EPC, growing to $2.6 billion in 2016," added Collins.

During the quarter, Cisco and Ericsson gained share in large part to continued, sustained growth in data traffic and smartphone signaling in North America.

About Exact Ventures

Exact Ventures is an independent market intelligence and advisory firm, publishing quarterly market analysis and forecast reports covering the NGN Voice, IMS Core, Wireless Packet Core, Evolved Packet Core, and Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) markets. To learn more about Exact Ventures or to purchase a report, contact Greg Collins (greg@exactventures.com or +1 650 242 0080).

About the Report

Exact Ventures' Wireless Packet Core (WPC) Quarterly Report includes coverage of legacy WPC and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) markets.  Specific coverage includes revenues, shipments and pricing by vendor, as well as a market-level forecast for the Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN), Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN), Packet Data Serving Node (PDSN), ASN Gateway, Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (SGW), Packet Data Node (PDN) Gateway, and Policy Charging and Rules Function (PCRF) markets.

Greg Collins
Email: greg@exactventures.com 
Tel: +1 650 242 0080

SOURCE Exact Ventures