Mobile Core Networks and MEC revenue to reach $50 bn: Dell’Oro

The Mobile Core Networks (MCN) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) market revenues are expected to reach over $50 billion by 2027 – growing at 2 percent CAGR (2022-2027), according to Dell’Oro Group.
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39 mobile network operators have commercially launched 5G SA eMMB networks at the end of 2022, Dave Bolan, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group, said.

The MCN market in the China region is expected to reach maturity first due to its early start on 5G SA deployments and is projected to have -4 percent CAGR throughout the forecast period.

The worldwide market, excluding China, is projected to have a 3 percent CAGR. The Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle, East, and Africa (EMEA) region are expected to have the highest CAGRs throughout the forecast period as MNOs accelerate the deployments of 5G SA networks and expand their respective coverage footprints.

Reliance Jio, China Telecom-Macau, and Globe Telecom launched 5G SA eMMB networks in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Reliance Jio announced aggressive deployment schedule to cover most of India by the end of 2023.

AT&T and Verizon plan large expansions to their 5G SA coverage in 2023.

The MEC segment of the MCN market will have the highest CAGR, followed by the 5G MCN market and the IMS Core market.

As networks migrate to 5G SA, the 4G MCN market is expected to decline at a double-digit percentage CAGR.