Evolved Packet Core (EPC) revenues rose one percent in Q1 2019. Huawei, Nokia and ZTE gained market share during the quarter, according to a report from Dell’Oro Group.
EPC revenues grew 19 percent in Q4 2018.
Huawei, Ericsson, Cisco, Nokia and ZTE are the revenue share leaders in the global EPC market in Q1 2019. The report did not reveal the total size of the EPC market or revenue share of main vendors in the EPC market.
Asia Pacific accounted for over one-third of the revenues for EPC in the first quarter of 2019.
“All commercial 5G networks depend on EPC, and vendors are competing for these upgrades in the hopes of winning the 5G Core,” Dave Bolan, senior analyst at Dell’Oro Group, said.
5G Standalone networks are expected to appear in 2020 with 5G Core revenues starting in the first quarter, most likely in the Asia Pacific region. 5G Core networks will address network slicing and multi-access edge computing.