“This growth rate has been fueled from buildouts from five commercially deployed nationwide mobile 5G Standalone (5G SA) networks, three in China, one in the US, and one in Western Europe,” stated David Bolan, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group. “The MCN market is poised for higher growth as more 5G SA networks are readying to come on-line. An example comes from Japan, as some of the Japanese service providers (SPs) are readying their networks for 5G SA. NEC, one of the primary 5G vendors in Japan, ranked fourth among 5G Packet Core vendors in 1Q21, achieving double-digit percent revenue market share,” Bolan added.
Additional highlights from the 1Q 2021 Mobile Core Network Report: