The worldwide market for service delivery platform (SDP) software and services is expected to reach $5.2 billion in 2015, according to Infonetics Research.
Ericsson continues to holds on to the top spot for SDP services revenue, as does Oracle for SDP software revenue, the research outfit said.
Huawei leads the overall SDP market and continues to display momentum that could very well displace Ericsson and Oracle from their leadership positions in 2011, it said.
SDP markets growing the fastest include developing regions in Asia Pacific, Central and Latin America (CALA), and the Middle East, where operators' SDP deployments have begun to pick up steam.
Infonetics Research further said interest in API exposure continues to fuel momentum in the SDP market, as do operators' app store strategies, although operators are increasingly regarding these initiatives as ways to differentiate their offerings in competitive markets as opposed to significant revenue opportunities.
“While consumer services continue to be a primary driver behind SDP market growth, we see an emerging opportunity in the B2B space, including using SDPs to support machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and cloud-based application delivery to the enterprise and SMB market,” Shira Levine, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy, said.