SOURCE: Infonetics Research

December 18, 2008 19:54 ET

Infonetics Research: Oracle, Alcatel-Lucent lead fast growing service delivery platform market

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - Following a 53% increase in 2007 and an expected 28% increase in 2008, the worldwide service delivery platform (SDP) software and integration services market is forecast by Infonetics Research to top $3.5 billion in 2011.

Infonetics' recently updated report, Service Delivery Platform Software and Integration Services, confirms that mobile and fixed line service providers are aggressively deploying SDPs or working with integrators to streamline how they create and deliver new services.

Beyond transitioning existing OSS and BSS systems into Web services environments using XML, Java, and BPEL, service delivery platforms are being deployed to help integrate third-party services, especially on the mobile side, the report states. These include increasingly popular third-party services such as ringtones, SMS and MMS services, location-based services, mobile advertising, mobile TV services, rating and charging based on individual applications or subscriber parameters, and social networking services from MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Ning, and others.

"Operators we've spoken with believe service delivery platforms are critical elements to top-line revenue growth, especially among mobile subscribers. SDPs decrease time-to-market and drive revenue by tying new service creation and delivery to existing operational software and business processes. Because of tough economic conditions around the world, though, some operators will cut new software enhancements and have systems integrators expand on the modules they have already purchased. For these reasons, we slightly lowered our SDP forecasts," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst at Infonetics Research and lead analyst on the report.

"Telecom networks are becoming more open and accessible, and we expect many more services and applications to become available from both inside and outside of the operator domain. More services will drive additional value that should be good for the consumer and operator alike -- and the telecom SDP is a foundational technology for this evolution in services," added Dan Geiger, Infonetics' new directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy.

Other highlights from the report:

--  APAC and EMEA mobile operators have driven SDP market growth with more
    impressive investment and earlier adoption than the rest of the world
--  With its 2008 acquisition of BEA Systems, Oracle increased its lead in
    the worldwide SDP software market, although an interesting battle for
    market leadership is expected in coming years as traditional network
    equipment providers aggressively pursue SDP market share dominance
--  Alcatel-Lucent leads the worldwide SDP integration services market

Infonetics' report tracks Accenture, Aepona, Alcatel-Lucent, Argela, BEA Systems, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, IBM, jNetX, Kabira, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia Siemens, Oracle, Redknee, Telcordia, Telenity, ZTE, and others.

The report provides market size, vendor market share, 2007 to 2011 forecasts, market drivers, and analysis for SDP software, SDP integration services, and the combined SDP software and integration services market, split by fixed-line vs. mobile. Regions tracked include North America, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), Asia Pacific, and CALA (Central and Latin America).

For report highlights, log in to Infonetics' online portal from (see Next Gen OSS and Policy). For sales, contact Larry Howard, vice president, at or +1 (408) 583-3335.

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.

Contact Information

  • Press Contacts:
    Jeff Heynen
    Directing Analyst, Broadband and Video
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408.583.3359
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    Dan Geiger
    Directing Analyst, Next Gen OSS and Policy
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408.583.3381
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