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The market for global NFV technology is projected to hit $45 billion in 2025, due to 5G commercialization and the need for network agility, lower costs, and new service delivery at the edge.


  • This global assessment provides a view of how the commercial development of NFV will prove useful for CSPs as well as the vendors that provide them with equipment, software, and services.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the proposed benefits and challenges CSPs will experience with NFV.
  • Discusses what CSP top priorities are over the next year.

Key questions answered

  • What will the market size for NFV technology be in five years?
  • What are some of the key VNFs driving NFV adoption?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Technology Forecast: 2017–25