Table of Contents

List of Attachments

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: European vCPE (VNF Software) Revenue Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Figure: Emerging VNF Deployment Model for Delivering Business Network Services

Table: European vCPE (VNF Software) Revenue by Technology, 2017-2023 ($M)

Table: European uCPE Hardware Revenue, 2017-2023 ($M)

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors


Software-Defined Networking

Network Functions Virtualization


Hardware Compatibility and Price-Performance-Capacity Trade-Off

Service Chaining

Significant Market Developments

Renewed Commitment to uCPE among Service Providers

Enterprises Look for Improved Security and Cost Reduction

Figure: Benefits Associated with Virtual Network Functions

Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition


Related Research


Related Links