In the service delivery platform (SDP) software and services market, Oracle and Huawei are the leaders, according to a report from Infonetics Research.
The report tracks the wireless and fixed-line SDP software and services that operators use to develop and deliver services to their subscribers.
Software giant Oracle, Infonetics found, leads the software segment in the SDP market, one market share point ahead of Huawei. Huawei, the Chinese multinational networking and telecom equipment and services company, ranks as the leader in the services segment ahead of Ericsson, according to the report.
Infonetics, the global market research and consulting firm, predicts that $24 billion will be spent on SDP software and services over the next five years from 2012 through 2016. Mobile network deployments will drive that spending, according to Infonetics.
"Operators in developing markets are still very focused on enabling consumer application ecosystems via app stores and API exposure strategies, and now we're also seeing a growing interest, particularly in developed markets, in leveraging SDP investments to address the enterprise and SMB segments," said Shira Levine, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy, in a statement.
"B2B offerings like enterprise app stores and vertical-specific applications, including fleet management and telemedicine, hold greater promise for ROI than consumer apps and, possibly more important, these are areas where the operators have an advantage over consumer app powerhouses Apple and Google, at least in the short term," Levine added.