Dell’Oro Group: 5G Core Fuels Growth in Mobile Core Networks

Revenues for the 5G Core (5GC) market are accelerating the rate of growth for Mobile Core Network (MCN) market that began in 2018, according to a new study from Dell’Oro Group – a research company delivering market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries.

Photo David Bolan, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group
“With the accelerated 5G Core deployments we expect a very robust 4Q 2020 and 2021,” said David Bolan, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group.

Chinese service providers are leading the charge commanding the largest share of 5G Core deployments to date as they accelerated deployments to more than 35 percent quarter-over-quarter.

“5GC revenues again came in surprisingly strong,” said David Bolan, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group. “Huawei and ZTE led the charge, making them the first and second-ranked vendors for 5GC in 3Q 2020, being the primary 5GC suppliers to the Chinese service providers. We have seen an industry-wide focus on the enterprise for private networking and multi-access edge computing, and coupled with the accelerated 5G Core deployments we expect a very robust 4Q 2020 and 2021.”

Other highlights from Dell’Oro Group’s 3Q 2020 Mobile Core Network Report include:

  • Mavenir has moved into the top five vendors for the MCN market with significant wins in Europe, India, and Japan
  • The Asia Pacific market grew more than 50 percent year-over-year
  • 4G Core network functions saw a slight decline in 3Q 2020, but still made up more than 50 percent of the MCN market

The Dell’Oro Group Mobile Core Network Quarterly Report offers in-depth coverage of the market. The report includes tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, shipments, and average selling prices for Evolved Packet Core, 5G Packet Core, Policy, Subscriber Data Management, and IMS Core including licenses by Non-NFV and NFV, and by geographic regions.

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