The mobile core networks and multi-access edge computing market revenue growth declined year-over-year once more in 3Q 2022 recording two quarters in a row with negative year-over-year growth, according to market research firm Dell’Oro Group.
Since last quarter, while nine new mobile network operators have launched 5G standalone networks, it was not enough to offset the decline in 4G mobile core networks and IMS core markets, Dell’Oro Group explained.
“The China region had a positive year-over-year growth rate for the quarter, but it was not enough to offset the decline in the rest of the market, with the global market declining year-over-year,” commented Dell’Oro Group research director Dave Bolan.
“Even with nine new MNOs launching 5G SA eMBB networks since last quarter, it was not enough to propel the MCN market into positive growth. Many of these new 5G SA networks recently launched were not country-wide, limiting the growth. In addition, the fall-off in 4G MCN and IMS Core market was more than anticipated,” Bolan added.
“To date, we count 36 5G SA eMBB networks that have been commercially deployed. The nine new 5G SA eMBB networks that MNOs launched since last quarter include Bell (Canada), AT&T and Verizon (USA), stc Bahrain, Telekom (Germany), Optus (Australia), Claro, TIM, and Vivo (Brazil).”
The 3Q 2022 Mobile Core Network and Multi-Access Edge Computing Report listed the top give global MCN vendors for quarter: Huawei, Ericsson, ZTE, Nokia, and Cisco.
It also identified top five global 5G MCN vendors for the quarter: Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, Nokia, and Mavenir.
This first appeared in the subscription newsletter CommsWire on 30 November 2022.