1 INTRODUCTION 13
1.1 STUDY OBJECTIVES 13
1.2 DEFINITION 13
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 14
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 14
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED 15
1.4 CURRENCY 15
1.5 STAKEHOLDERS 15

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 16
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 16
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 17
2.1.1.1 Secondary sources 17
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 18
2.1.2.1 Primary sources 18
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 19
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primaries 19
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 20
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 20
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 21
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 22
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 23
2.5 LIMITATIONS 23

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 24

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 28
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SON MARKET 28
4.2 SON MARKET, BY OFFERING 28
4.3 SON MARKET, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY 29
4.4 SON MARKET IN APAC, BY COUNTRY AND ARCHITECTURE 29
4.5 SON MARKET, BY COUNTRY 30

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 31
5.1 INTRODUCTION 31
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 31
5.2.1 DRIVERS 32
5.2.1.1 Need to manage growing network complexity with increasing number of small cells 32
5.2.1.2 Virtualization of mobile networks 32
5.2.1.3 Rapid adoption of open application programming interfaces 33
5.2.1.4 High demand for wireless connectivity 33
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 34
5.2.2.1 High implementation cost 34
5.2.2.2 Security concerns with implementation of open APIs 34
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 35
5.2.3.1 Upcoming 5G network 35
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 35
5.2.4.1 Limited in-house skillset to manage SON 35
5.2.4.2 Compatibility of SON with legacy network equipment 35
5.3 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 36

6 SON MARKET, BY OFFERING 37
6.1 INTRODUCTION 38
6.2 SOFTWARE 39
6.2.1 STANDALONE SON SOFTWARE 39
6.2.2 CUSTOMIZED SON SOFTWARE 39
6.3 SERVICES 40

7 SON MARKET, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE 41
7.1 INTRODUCTION 42
7.2 RAN 43
7.3 CORE NETWORK 43
7.4 BACKHAUL 44
7.5 WI-FI 45

8 SON MARKET, BY ARCHITECTURE 46
8.1 INTRODUCTION 47
8.2 C-SON 48
8.3 D-SON 48
8.4 H-SON 49

9 SON MARKET, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY 50
9.1 INTRODUCTION 51
9.2 2G/3G 52
9.3 4G/LTE 53
9.4 5G 53

10 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF SON MARKET 55
10.1 INTRODUCTION 56
10.2 NORTH AMERICA 57
10.2.1 US 60
10.2.2 CANADA 61
10.3 EUROPE 63
10.3.1 GERMANY 65
10.3.2 UK 66
10.3.3 FRANCE 67
10.3.4 REST OF EUROPE 68
10.4 ASIA PACIFIC (APAC) 69
10.4.1 CHINA 71
10.4.2 JAPAN 72
10.4.3 INDIA 73
10.4.4 REST OF APAC 74
10.5 LATIN AMERICA 75
10.5.1 BRAZIL 77
10.5.2 MEXICO 78
10.5.3 REST OF LATIN AMERICA 79
10.6 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA (MEA) 80

11 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 83
11.1 OVERVIEW 83
11.2 RANKING ANALYSIS 84
11.3 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 84
11.3.1 PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND DEVELOPMENTS 84
11.3.2 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 86
11.3.3 PARTNERSHIPS, COLLABORATIONS, AND STRATEGIC ALLIANCES 86
11.3.4 CONTRACTS 88

12 COMPANY PROFILES 90
12.1 KEY PLAYERS 90
(Business overview, Products offered, Recent developments, MNM view, SWOT analysis)*
12.1.1 AIRSPAN 90
12.1.2 TEOCO 92
12.1.3 ERICSSON 94
12.1.4 CISCO 97
12.1.5 AMDOCS 99
12.1.6 HUAWEI 101
12.1.7 NEC 103
12.1.8 NOKIA 105
12.1.9 ROHDE & SCHWARZ 108
12.1.10 QUALCOMM 109
*Business overview, Products offered, Recent developments, MNM view, SWOT analysis might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
12.2 OTHER COMPANIES 111
12.2.1 VIAVI SOLUTIONS 111
12.2.2 CELLWIZE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES 111
12.2.3 BLINQ NETWORKS (COMMUNICATION COMPONENTS INC.) 112
12.2.4 BWTECH 112
12.2.5 COMARCH 112
12.2.6 CASA SYSTEMS 113
12.2.7 AIRHOP COMMUNICATIONS 113
12.2.8 CCS(CAMBRIDGE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS) LTD. 114
12.2.9 COMMSCOPE 114
12.2.10 P.I. WORKS 114

13 APPENDIX 115
13.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 115
13.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 116
13.3 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS' SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 118
13.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 120
13.5 RELATED REPORTS 120
13.6 AUTHOR DETAILS 121

LIST OF TABLES
TABLE 1 SON MARKET, BY OFFERING, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 38
TABLE 2 SON MARKET FOR SOFTWARE, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 39
TABLE 3 SON MARKET FOR SERVICES, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 40
TABLE 4 SON MARKET, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 42
TABLE 5 SON MARKET FOR RAN NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 43
TABLE 6 SON MARKET FOR CORE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 44
TABLE 7 SON MARKET FOR BACKHAUL NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 44
TABLE 8 SON MARKET, BY ARCHITECTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 47
TABLE 9 C-SON MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 48
TABLE 10 D-SON MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 49
TABLE 11 H-SON MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 49
TABLE 12 SON MARKET, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 51
TABLE 13 SON MARKET FOR 2G/3G, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 52
TABLE 14 SON MARKET FOR 4G, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 53
TABLE 15 5G SON MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 54
TABLE 16 SON MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 57
TABLE 17 SON MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 59
TABLE 18 SON MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA, BY OFFERING, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 59
TABLE 19 SON MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 59
TABLE 20 SON SOFTWARE MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA, BY ARCHITECTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 60
TABLE 21 SON MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 60
TABLE 22 SON MARKET IN US, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 23 SON MARKET IN US, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 24 SON MARKET IN CANADA, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 62
TABLE 25 SON MARKET IN CANADA, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 62
TABLE 26 SON MARKET IN EUROPE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 64
TABLE 27 SON MARKET IN EUROPE, BY OFFERING, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 64
TABLE 28 SON MARKET IN EUROPE, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 64
TABLE 29 SON MARKET IN EUROPE, BY ARCHITECTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 65
TABLE 30 SON MARKET IN EUROPE, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 65
TABLE 31 SON MARKET IN GERMANY, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 32 SON MARKET IN GERMANY, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 33 SON MARKET IN UK, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 34 SON MARKET IN UK, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 35 SON MARKET IN FRANCE, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 68
TABLE 36 SON MARKET IN FRANCE, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 68
TABLE 37 SON MARKET IN ASIA PACIFIC, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 70
TABLE 38 SON MARKET IN APAC, BY OFFERING, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 70
TABLE 39 SON MARKET IN APAC, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 70
TABLE 40 SON MARKET IN APAC, BY ARCHITECTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 71
TABLE 41 SON MARKET IN FRANCE, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 71
TABLE 42 SON MARKET IN CHINA, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 72
TABLE 43 SON MARKET IN CHINA, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 72
TABLE 44 SON MARKET IN JAPAN, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 45 SON MARKET IN JAPAN, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 46 SON MARKET IN SOUTH KOREA, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 74
TABLE 47 SON MARKET IN INDIA, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 74
TABLE 48 SON MARKET IN LATIN AMERICA, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 76
TABLE 49 SON MARKET IN LATIN AMERICA, BY OFFERING, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 76
TABLE 50 SON MARKET IN LATIN AMERICA, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 76
TABLE 51 SON MARKET IN LATIN AMERICA, BY ARCHITECTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 77
TABLE 52 SON MARKET IN LATIN AMERICA, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 77
TABLE 53 SON MARKET IN BRAZIL, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 54 SON MARKET IN BRAZIL, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 55 SON MARKET IN MEXICO, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 56 SON MARKET IN MEXICO, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 57 SON MARKET IN MEA, BY OFFERING, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 58 SON MARKET IN MEA, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 59 SON MARKET IN MEA, BY ARCHITECTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 60 SON MARKET IN MEA, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 82
TABLE 61 RANK OF KEY PLAYERS IN SON MARKET, 2017 84
TABLE 62 10 MOST RECENT PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN SON MARKET 84
TABLE 63 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN SON MARKET 86
TABLE 64 PARTNERSHIPS, COLLABORATIONS, AND STRATEGIC ALLIANCES IN SON MARKET 86
TABLE 65 CONTRACTS IN SON MARKET 88

LIST OF FIGURES
FIGURE 1 SON MARKET SEGMENTATION 14
FIGURE 2 SON MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 16
FIGURE 3 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 20
FIGURE 4 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 21
FIGURE 5 DATA TRIANGULATION 22
FIGURE 6 SON MARKET, 2015-2023 (USD BILLION) 24
FIGURE 7 SON MARKET, BY OFFERING, 2018 VS. 2023 (USD MILLION) 25
FIGURE 8 SON MARKET, BY NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 25
FIGURE 9 SON MARKET, BY NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE (2016, 2018, AND 2023) 26
FIGURE 10 SON MARKET, BY REGION (2017) 27
FIGURE 11 GROWING NETWORK COMPLEXITY WITH INCREASING NUMBER OF SMALL CELL DEPLOYMENT TO DRIVE SON MARKET GROWTH 28
FIGURE 12 SERVICES TO CONTINUE TO DOMINATE SON MARKET, BASED ON OFFERING, TILL 2023 28
FIGURE 13 4G TECHNOLOGY TO HOLD LARGEST SIZE OF SON MARKET BY 2023 29
FIGURE 14 CHINA HELD LARGEST SHARE OF SON MARKET IN APAC IN 2017 29
FIGURE 15 MEXICO TO EXHIBIT SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN SON MARKET DURING 2018-2023 30
FIGURE 16 SON MARKET DYNAMICS 31
FIGURE 17 DEPLOYMENT OF SMALL CELLS (4G AND 5G), BY END USE 32
FIGURE 18 SDN/NFV MARKET, 2015 TO 2022 (USD BILLION) 33
FIGURE 19 WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY MARKET,2015 TO 2023 (USD BILLION) 34
FIGURE 20 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 36
FIGURE 21 SERVICES SEGMENT TO DOMINATE SON MARKET DURING FORECAST PERIOD 38
FIGURE 22 WI-FI NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE TO EXHIBIT HIGHEST CAGR IN SON MARKET DURING FORECAST PERIOD 42
FIGURE 23 C-SON TO CONTINUE TO LEAD SON MARKET DURING FORECAST PERIOD 47
FIGURE 24 5G SON SOLUTIONS TO WITNESS HIGHEST CAGR BETWEEN 2018 AND 2023 51
FIGURE 25 GEOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT OF SON MARKET 56
FIGURE 26 SON MARKET SNAPSHOT IN NORTH AMERICA 58
FIGURE 27 SON MARKET SNAPSHOT IN EUROPE 63
FIGURE 28 SON MARKET SNAPSHOT IN APAC 69
FIGURE 29 SON MARKET SNAPSHOT IN LATIN AMERICA 75
FIGURE 30 SON MARKET SNAPSHOT IN MEA 80
FIGURE 31 KEY DEVELOPMENTS BY LEADING PLAYERS IN SON MARKET BETWEEN JANUARY 2015 AND MARCH 2018 83
FIGURE 32 ERICSSON: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 94
FIGURE 33 CISCO: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 97
FIGURE 34 AMDOCS: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 99
FIGURE 35 HUAWEI: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 101
FIGURE 36 NEC: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 103
FIGURE 37 NOKIA: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 105
FIGURE 38 QUALCOMM: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 109