IHS has released excerpts from its 2015 IHS Infonetics Service Delivery Platform Vendor Scorecard, which profiles and analyses the top 5 SDP software vendors as identified by service providers participating in a recent IHS SDP survey: Ericsson, HP, Huawei, OpenCloud and Oracle.
“Ericsson, Huawei and Oracle have all built strong portfolios, both organically and via acquisition, around the SDP opportunity, and that is reflected in their leadership positions in this year’s scorecard. However, as the market shifts toward emerging opportunities such as API platforms and alternative delivery models, these established players may get a run for their money from smaller suppliers with a more targeted focus,” said Shira Levine, research director for service enablement and subscriber intelligence at IHS.
Scorecard highlights include:
Ericsson’s longstanding presence in the wireless industry in general—and SDP market specifically—helps it land a leadership position ·
Huawei ramped up in the SDP space quickly, gaining market share by selling into developing regions
Oracle enjoys strong financials, a solid customer base, and a reputation for reliability and support which have helped the company maintain a leadership standing in SDP ·
Despite a solid roster of customers, HP is struggling in the SDP market as it addresses financial issues and revamps its product suite ·
Smaller player OpenCloud continues to grow by positioning itself as a less expensive and more innovative option to the larger SDP suppliers