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Ovum's Service Provider Switching & Routing (SPSR) Forecast projects annual equipment revenues and shipments by product segment (core IP/MPLS, edge IP/MPLS, IP/Ethernet, and access switching and routing) for the period 2018–23.


  • For the network applications market, network automation will be a key requirement that will drive the adoption of SDN controlled routers and switches applications, which will grow at a CAGR of 63% over the period 2018–23.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyze the market growth by different regions.
  • Evaluate the trends in port growth to support 5G bandwidth.
  • Assess the impact of SDN controllers on the switching and routing market.

Key questions answered

  • What is the key drivers driving growth?
  • Which product area has the greatest growth?
  • What regions have the most growth?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Service Provider Switching & Routing Forecast Spreadsheet: 2018–23

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