IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

The Carrier Mobile Edge Cloud

vRAN and the Transition to 5G Cloud RAN Architectures

5G Core Considered Starting Point for Many Communication SPs to Deploy VNFs and CNFs at the Edge

The Carrier Wireline Edge Cloud

The Cable Edge Cloud

The Carrier CDN Edge

Overall Carrier Edge Cloud VNF Forecast

Overall Carrier Edge Cloud NFVI Forecast

Overall Carrier Edge Cloud Software Forecast

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors

Drivers

5G

Enterprises' Move to the Cloud

Delivery of OTT Video

Inhibitors

Telco Cloud Best Practice Debate: Virtual Machines or Bare Metal

Telco Struggles with Rapid Network Functions Virtualization Operations

Significant Market Developments

Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

Software-Defined Compute

Software-Defined Networking

Software-Defined Storage

Management

Orchestration

What in the MEC Is Not Covered in this Document

Methodology

Related Research