The global SDP software and services market totaled $3.6 billion in 2012, up 14% over 2011, according to Infonetics Research.
SDP services are expected to make up 75% of the SDP market by 2017. Mobile deployments are the main driver behind SDP growth, representing the bulk of SDP revenue.
A handful of large suppliers continue to dominate the SDP landscape. Oracle leads the software segment, followed closely by Huawei. On the services side, Ericsson pulled ahead of Huawei for top place.
“Very few operators are investing in soup-to-nuts service delivery platforms anymore,” said Shira Levine, directing analyst for service enablement and subscriber intelligence at Infonetics Research. “Instead, they’re implementing discrete components of the SDP (like network exposure and web service environments) that allow them to deliver new services while reducing operational costs.”