Detailed analysis of the leading suppliers and market size in the software automation market split across 8 market segments.
Global expenditures in the telecommunications market for operational and capital investments is forecasted at USD 1.68 Trillion in 2025. The automation software market is forecasted to account for 1% or USD 16.5 Billion in 2025. As CSPs enter the technology upgrade cycle for 5G and virtualization of the infrastructure, investment distribution will shift from legacy OSS and BSS market products. Newer modern software will be deployed that is capable of managing more dynamic workloads across a distributed infrastructure. Many of the existing work flow processes and supporting service fulfilment and assurance systems are not designed to support the new technology and services that will be delivered to consumers. Automation of the software-controlled network will drive the reallocation of investments from traditional OSS and BSS systems towards the emerging automation software market.
Automation will have positive impact on OPEX reduction. A strategic advantage to deploying more automation is:
- Machine Learning combined with cross domain multi-layer topology graphs is able to predict potential service impacting events with higher confidence levels
- Automation scales at much greater rates in terms of initiating new services and achieving increased MTTR success rates than the best human experts in-house
- Automation reduces existing manual processes often fraught with human induced problems into the network
The potential for virtualization of the physical infrastructure is USD 120 Billion by 2025. As physical network functions become virtualized and workloads become more transient, the service lifecycle management will become infinitely more complex. In many cases CSPS will find that not enough experts in house can be hired to manage the service lifecycle.
Our model indicates that many segments in the traditional OSS/BSS market will decline over the forecast period driven by a “cap and replace” approach.
The global market share of automation software in the telecommunication market is estimated at USD 4.6 Billion in 2018 according to our data and analysis. Appledore Research has categorized eight market segments and estimated market share for the leading suppliers in each segment. The market is nascent and developing rapidly. Five of the eight segments are less than USD 560 Million.
Our goal, in publishing the inaugural market share report, is to help our clients better understand the relationship between different segments of the automation software market and their relative size, as they supplant the existing legacy OSS and BSS market.
The report provides detailed market share data for CSP spending on telecoms-specific software systems and related services across (8) different segments:
- Telemetry and Analytics
- Service and Network Orchestration
- IT Virtualization and Virtual Infrastructure Manager
- Virtual Network Function Manager
- SDWAN Controllers
- Live Inventory
- Centralized SON Controller
- SDN Controller
Appledore provides our analysis (with commentary) of leading suppliers in each segment, including: