The ‘Global NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) Market’ was valued at $3.3 billion in 2020. It is expected to reach $45.6 billion by 2031. It is expected to grow at a commendable compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.8% between 2021 and 2031. COVID impact was not seen too much in this market as these are long term projects, and companies’ revenue generation has only increased due to increased demand for data storage from scattered locations. This growth is seen due to work from a home culture where companies are assuring that the employees will not get any problem while they work or execute any actions over the networks. It has also opened path for multi tenancy, faster processing network functions with less response time and faster deployment of NFV orchestration architectures.
By Region, North America holds a significant market share of more than 54% in 2021
The Global NFV MANO has been geographically segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and LAMEA. At present NFV MANO market seems to be fragmented in nature. Around 45% of market revenue generation comes from the U.S. As per the primary interviews feedback, CISCO is the leader in 2021 with a share of 14.5% in terms of revenue. This market share is due to having its partnership with significant telco partners such as JIO, Telefonica and many others. ZTE is the only dominant player in Asia due to its solid market in China, even though Europe is just behind North America with a market share of nearly 30% in 2021.
Source: SAI Research
NFV MANO is the concept of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI), a group dedicated to ICT developments across Europe. Previously, most networking functions dealt with physical servers present at specific places or the service provider company datacenters. These incurred huge costs as each server installation for specific applications cost between thousand to million dollars. To realize the colossal cost, vendors or user companies are demanding cheaper and fully automated technologies. This demand laid the concept of Virtual network function infrastructure (VNFI), which solve this problem of storage and can store data or information virtually for the functioning of end-user protocols and move towards the first step of software-defined networks.
With an introduction to machine learning and artificial intelligence in network infrastructure, overall network-based installations are becoming more complex, increasing in the coming days. MANO as a management and orchestration infrastructure supports this type of network structure in terms of deploying, managing, designing, prioritizing, deleting, structuring, and slicing based on vendor requirements. The MANO components are presently integrated with Kubernetes (working on vCNFs platform) and TOSCA architectures for making infrastructure more robust on any cloud, whether private, public or cloud. ONAP and OSM are the main building blocks of ant NFV MANO structure at present. While ONAP is primarily famous in North America and Asia, OSM is supported majorly by European companies. Network solution providers in this field are now integrating with many software platforms which support these open-ended platforms.
Two types of automation platforms exist in the market:
Open network automation is an open-source platform and was developed as an integration of AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management, and Policy) platforms and OPEN-O (Linux Foundations OPEN-Orchestrator Project). Its main motto is to provide a platform to create, design, deploy and orchestrate services for individual virtual network functions or software define network (SDN) or both, lying over infrastructure layer when the bare metal or virtual or hybrid. It was designed in such a manner to provide a complete solution over the current and future network infrastructure management. It also focuses on providing solutions at higher speed as per on-demand services and establishes automation for all the associated processes related to the infrastructure.
OSM concept is based on the following companies' existing components: RIFT.io's (Now DZS) orchestrator, Telefonica's OpenMANO project, and Canonical's Juju generic VNF Manager and are hosted by ETSI. Open-Source MANO is an open-source NFV management and orchestration tool devised by ETSI and is based on ETSI-developed NFV reference architecture. ETSI was first designed and labelled as an open-source project and OSG (Open-Source Group) – one of the first Major MANO Case Studies.
OSM was designed and aligned based on ETSI NFV standards. Its motive is to support operators, vendors, or customers to have a confined infrastructure where they can design, deploy, delete, update any network functions without affecting the present structure. This system also helps them reduce the overall cost of physical hardware and automate infrastructure deployment virtually with excellent outputs. It should also provide network developers or architectures flexibility in integrating the open-source approach with ETSI NFV standards, which is one of the key elements while designing overall management and orchestration infrastructure.
Historical Data: 2015-2019
Base Data – 2020
Forecast Data – 2021-2031
Major Players in Global NFV MANO
According to the study, key players operating in this market are Amdocs, Anuta Networks, Capgemini Engineering, Ciena (BLueplanet), Cloudify, DZS INC, Ericsson, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), HUAWEI, Iricent, Juniper Network, Mirantis Inc., Oracle, NEC (Netcracker), NFWare, NetElastic Systems, Inc, VMWare (A part of DELL Technologies), Wipro Technologies, and ZTE among others.
The Global NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) Market Has Been Segmented into:
Global NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) Market: By Components
Global NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) Market: By Framework
Global NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) Market: by Application Providers
Global NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) Market: by Network System
Global NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) Market: by region