Insight Research Releases New Report on Virtual Mobile Core Technology Market

Bengaluru, India - 8 August 2022

While 5G rollouts have been happening since the last 3-4 years, they have been largely restricted to a hybrid implementation of 5G radios with EPC cores. The majority of the networks are NSA. So, where is SA now? What does the pandemic and the war entail for SA networks? How container-based cores are performing? To provide deeper insight into the current 5G-SA and the general state of the mobile core technology market, Insight Research released its much-anticipated Virtual Core – Gateway to the “Real 5G” Report.

Latest Findings:

  • The global market for virtualized core (which includes virtual machines and container-based cores) is forecast to grow five-fold from 2021 through 2026.
  • The share of container-based core within the virtualized core too will grow five-fold in the same duration.

“Notwithstanding the longer-than-previously-anticipated delay in 5G SA roll-outs, container-based virtualized core technology is here to stay.”, avers Kaustubha Parkhi, Principal Analyst – Insight Research. “Apart from being sleeker than VMs, containers benefit greatly from a versatile and accepted orchestrator – Kubernetes. The absence of such orchestrator has greatly slowed the acceptance of VM-based virtualized core technology.”

Insight Research has profiled 26 solution providers and 38 telco operators in the report, including the following:

Solution Providers

Telco Operators

1.       Cisco Systems

1.       AT&T

2.       Ericsson

2.       Airtel

3.       Huawei

3.       China Mobile

4.       Intel

4.       Deutsche Telekom

5.       NEC/Netcracker

5.       Jio

6.       Nokia

6.       KDDI

7.       Red Hat

7.       Orange

8.       Casa Systems

8.       Rakuten

9.       VMware

9.       Telefonica

10.   ZTE

10.   Verizon


Report is available in three formats:

  1. Single User Licence
  2. 6-Seat Licence
  3. Unlimited Corporate Licence

For more information about our latest report, visit the link below:



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Manash Gogoi
Insight Research Corporation
Bengaluru, India

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