Table of Contents

List of Attachments

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide Telecom Infrastructure Revenue Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

Table: Worldwide Telecom Infrastructure Revenue by Segment, 2017–2023 ($B)

Table: Worldwide Telecom Infrastructure Revenue by Workload Type, 2017–2023 ($B)

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors


Open Source Drives Shift Toward Industry-Standard COTS Hardware

5G and Other Future Network Technologies Drive Infrastructure Investments


Competition from Cloud Service Providers

Risk Aversion Is a Cultural Inhibitor

Solution Looking for a Problem

Significant Market Developments

Changes from Prior Forecast

Figure: Worldwide Telecom Infrastructure Revenue, 2017–2023: Comparison of August 2018 and December 2019 Forecasts

Market Definition


Related Research


Related Links