SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

March 08, 2010 15:35 ET

Infonetics Research: Service delivery platform market to hit $4.6 billion by 2014, driven by mobile ads, app stores

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -  Market research firm Infonetics Research ( released the first 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.

"Mobile operators are feeling the pressure to roll out their app stores over the next 12 months, and they're increasingly looking at service delivery platforms to manage the complexity associated with these third-party content ecosystems. This is an opportunity for SDP suppliers, particularly those SDP services companies that are able to provide turnkey solutions on a hosted basis, to help operators launch their app stores quickly and with minimal risk," explains Shira Levine directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy at Infonetics Research.


  • The service delivery platform (SDP) services and software market is forecast by Infonetics Research to grow to $4.6 billion in 2014
  • SDP purchases are increasingly being made on a global basis, with parent companies making decisions on SDP investments for its subsidiaries and in some cases, such as Telefonica, looking to build centralized SDPs that cover multiple countries
  • Oracle remains the worldwide revenue leader in the SDP software segment, and Ericsson maintains its leadership in the SDP services segment
  • Huawei's significant contract win at Telefonica and other smaller deals raised its position in the SDP market considerably in 2009

Infonetics' service delivery platform report provides regional and worldwide market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2014, market drivers, and analysis for fixed-line and wireless SDP software and services. 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.

SDP software and service vendors tracked include Accenture, Aepona, Alcatel-Lucent, Argela, Atos, CapGemini, Datatronics, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, IBM, jNetX, Kabira, Microsoft, 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.

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

  • Policy Servers Biannual Report
  • Subscriber Data Management Software and Services Biannual Report
  • Convergent Charging Software and Services Biannual Report
  • SDP Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey

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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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