Global Software Defined Networking Market Is Expected To Grow At 52.1% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), by Revenue, from 2017 – 2025; Factor & Equilibrium

October 26 12:27 2017
Growing Demand for Software Defined Networking Among Telecom Service Providers is Fuelling the Growth of the Market: Factor & Equilibrium

As per a new market research report published by Factor & Equilibrium (, “Software Defined Networking Market – Global Industry Insights Market Size, Estimation and Growth Forecast By Component (Physical Network Infrastructure, Software Solution and Services), By End User (Cloud Service Providers, Telecommunication Service Providers and Enterprises {ITES, BFSI, Defense, Government & Healthcare and Others}), & By Regions, 2017-2025” is expected to reach USD 118.03 Billion by 2025 in terms of revenue. In 2016, the market was valued USD 2.40 Billion in terms of revenue.

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Market Overview

The software defined networking market is expected to grow at an exponential rate during 2017 to 2025. Software defined networking (SDN) is an innovative network architecture, where network control is directly programmable. In SDN, underlying infrastructure can be abstracted for network services and applications. In this architecture, network is treated as a virtual or logical entity. Rising demand for greater agility and flexibility in network infrastructure is triggering the adaptation of SDN across different end users such as cloud service providers, telecommunication service providers and enterprises. In addition, deployment of SDN in data centers decreases total cost of ownership (TCO), accelerate data center application and automate IT tasks. Owing to such benefits, demand for SDN In large data centers is expected to grow at rapid pace during the forecast period.  


Rising application of software defined networking (SDN) in telecom industry has been boosting the growth of the market

Segmentation Overview

Based on component, global software defined networking market has been segmented into physical network infrastructure, software solution and services. As of 2016, physical network infrastructure held the largest share in the market, accounting for more than 40% of software defined networking market size. Ethernet switches, Wi-Fi access points and routers are some of the example of physical network infrastructure in SDN. Large scale requirements and high price are some of the factors behind the large revenue share of physical network infrastructure as compared to other components in SDN. As the software defined networking industry is moving towards virtual network infrastructure, demand for physical network infrastructure in SDN is expected to decrease in coming years.


In terms of revenue, physical network infrastructure was the largest component for software defined networking market in 2016


Based on end user, the market has been segmented into cloud service providers, telecommunication service providers and enterprises. Enterprises are further sub segmented into ITES, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), defense, government & healthcare and others. As of 2016, in terms of revenue, enterprises held the largest share, accounting for more than 35% of software defined networking market size. Among different enterprises, ITES was the largest segment in 2016. Increasing applications of SDN in large offices, information technology (IT) hubs, BFSI sector and data centers are driving the growth of enterprises market.


In terms of revenue, enterprises was the largest end user for software defined networking market in 2016


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Regional Overview

By region, the global software defined networking market has been segmented into five regions; North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA). In 2016, North America occupied the largest revenue share of the software defined networking market size, accounting for more than 30%. The large market share in North America can be attributed to large end user base for SDN, early adaptation of SDN facilities and strong presence of leading service providers of SDN.


North America occupied the largest revenue share of the market


Leading Player Mapping

Some major players in the market are: Cisco Systems, Inc. (The U.S.), NEC Corporation (Japan), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (The U.S.), Pluribus Networks Inc. (The U.S.), Intel Corporation (The U.S.), Juniper Networks, Inc. (The U.S.), Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China), Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (The U.S.), IBM Corporation (The U.S.) and Ciena Corporation (The U.S.) among others.

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The market has been segmented as follows:

Software Defined Networking Market, by Component

  • Physical Network Infrastructure
  • Software Solution
  • Services 

Software Defined Networking Market, by End User

  • Cloud Service Providers
  • Telecommunication Service Providers 
  • Enterprises 

Software Defined Networking Market, by Enterprises

  • ITES
  • Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI)
  • Defense
  • Government & Healthcare
  • Others

Software Defined Networking Market, by Region:

  • North America 
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)


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