SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

August 30, 2010 14:35 ET

Infonetics Research: Mobile apps, third-party developers, cloud services drive SDP market

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  Market research firm Infonetics Research ( released the second edition of its 2010 Service Delivery Platform Software and Services report, which tracks fixed-line and wireless SDP software and services that operators use to facilitate the creation and delivery of services.


"Traditionally, the service delivery platform is seen as a tool to deliver services to the end user, but I see a growing interest in the concept of the two-sided business model, in which operators generate additional revenue from developers by providing access to network capabilities and subscriber information. This trend is driving investment in solutions that not only allow operators to expose assets like call control, location, and messaging to third-party developers to create a more dynamic content ecosystem, but also allow them to bill for that exposure," explains Shira Levine, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy.


  • Infonetics Research's forecast for the worldwide service delivery platform (SDP) services and software market has been increased slightly, with the market expected to hit $4.7 billion in 2014
  • Oracle is the #1 vendor for worldwide SDP software revenue, and Ericsson is the #1 vendor for SDP services revenue
  • The most pronounced growth opportunities are in developing regions of Asia Pacific, Central and Latin America (CALA), and the Middle East, where operators are in the earliest stages of their SDP deployment
  • Initiatives such as GSMA's OneAPI commercial pilot and the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) are working to create a developer-friendly service creation environment and standards-based platforms for operators to leverage when building their mobile storefronts
  • The continued economic uncertainty has led to increased interest in hosted and cloud-based models for SDP software and turnkey services


Infonetics' biannual SDP report provides regional and worldwide market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2014, market drivers, and analysis for fixed-line and wireless SDP software, services, and components. The report tracks revenue separately for consulting, integration and hosted SDP services, and for the five main SDP software components: network and subscriber abstraction, SDP framework, service creation environment, service orchestration, and Web services environment.

Vendors tracked include Accenture, Aepona, Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, Argela, Atos, CapGemini, Datatronics, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, IBM, Motorola, Nokia Siemens, Oracle, Tata, TechMahindra, Telcordia, Telenity, TietoEnator, Volantis, ZTE, and others.

The report includes customer wins and service provider/vendor announcements made by Accenture, Astelit, COSMOTE, Globe Telecommunications, Korea Telecom Freetel, KPN, Maxis Communications Berhad, Mobilkom, Mobily Saudi Arabia, Shanghai Unicom, SingTel, TDC, Telecom Italia Mobile, Telefónica, Telstra, and others.



See Next Gen OSS and Policy on Infonetics' portal for details (


Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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