SOURCE: Infonetics Research

June 14, 2007 13:11 ET

Service delivery platform (SDP) market forecast to grow to $3.5B in 2010

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2007) - The rapidly growing service delivery platform (SDP) market, including software and integration services, is forecast to hit $3.5 billion in 2010, according to a new report from Infonetics Research, "Service Delivery Platform Market Outlook."

A growing number of mobile and fixed-line operators are deploying SDPs or incremental services based on existing SDPs to remain competitive with facilities-based competitors, and to stave off competition from Web-based application providers like Google and Yahoo, the report states.

Offering new media-rich bundled services like IPTV, video on demand (VoD), video telephony, and fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) is the only way to thrive in the competitive communications environment. All these new services will require significant capex and opex for new hardware components and their integration into existing signaling, OSS, and BSS networks.

The solution? Service delivery platform software and integration services.

"Getting new services out to subscribers and monetizing them is the name of the game for service providers in a hyper-competitive environment that includes facilities-based and Web-based application providers, and SDPs help them achieve that goal. SDPs build on concepts from the original IN (Intelligent Network) and enterprise IT networks and allow service providers to open up their service creation and provisioning networks to developers and introduce Web services. Just about every major fixed and mobile service provider has deployed or is deploying an SDP to deliver media-rich services," said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst at Infonetics Research.

Although SDPs have primarily been used by mobile operators to ease the integration of third party independent software vendors and to more quickly roll out converged voice, data, and location-based services, SDPs continue to gain considerable traction among fixed-line providers, where margins on traditional voice services continue to face erosion.

On the mobile side, SDPs are being used to deliver content charging, mobile gaming, mobile video, multimedia messaging, and location-based services, while on the fixed-line side, SDPs are being used to deliver click-to-call, voice portals, virtual call centers, and unified communications.

Report Highlights

--  Fixed-line SDP revenue accounts for 15% of total SDP revenue in 2006
--  Mobile SDP revenue accounts for 85% of total SDP revenue in 2006
--  Revenue from fixed-line SDP deployments are forecast to skyrocket
    between 2006 and 2010
Infonetics' SDP report provides worldwide and regional market size and revenue forecasts from 2006 to 2010 for SDP software, SDP integration services, and the combined SDP software and integration services market, all split by fixed-line vs. mobile. Regions include North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, and CALA.

The report includes analysis of the SDP software and integration services market, including an overview and definition of the market and of SDP solutions, worldwide and regional market drivers, and pertinent data and analysis from service provider research.

Download report highlights at For sales, contact Larry Howard, vice president, at or +1 (408) 583-3335.

Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom. Services include market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

Contact Information

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    Jeff Heynen
    Directing Analyst, Broadband & IPTV
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408-583-3359 office
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