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This forecast covers CSP spending on software-based NFV solutions in the following categories: NFV-based infrastructure (NFVI), NFV software, and NFV services in the telecoms industry.


  • Starting from an estimated $15.9bn in 2018, the global NFV/SDN market will grow at a CAGR of 25% between 2018 and 2023, to reach $48.2bn in 2023.

Features and Benefits

  • Assess the market growth potential for NFV technologies over the next five years.
  • Sizes the different market opportunities across specific geographies.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key drivers for NFV technologies over the next five years?
  • What are the proposed benefits to NFV implementation across infrastructure, software, and services?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Technology Forecast: 2018–23