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Network Emulator Market - By Component (Hardware, Software), By Application (Software-Defined Wide Area Network [SD-WAN], Cloud, Internet of Things [IoT]), Industry Verticals (Telecom, Government & Defense, BFSI, Retail) & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI4687
  • Published Date: Dec 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Drivers

Network Emulator Market size crossed USD 170 million in 2022 and is anticipated to record over 9% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The industry growth is primarily driven by increasing adoption of IoT devices and SD-WAN technology solutions.

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Increasing migration to cloud based infrastructure of enterprises due to extensive digitization is driving them to adopt network emulator solutions to validate network performance and Quality of Service. The market expansion is also driven by increasing cyberattacks. As network emulators test and validate network infrastructure, performance of network components before final deployment and reduce network downtime.

The rise in network traffic and network outages along with the current growing demand for 5G network services is driving telecom service providers to adopt robust network testing and emulation systems. The use of network emulator solutions helps them in testing 5G devices and base stations prior to the final deployment. This is anticipated to play a pivotal role in creating new opportunities for the network emulator market.

Lack of skilled workforce to hinder the market growth

The lack of technology expertise and skilled workforce is one the major factors affecting the market size. The companies train their IT teams with security and network administration skills. But they lack the knowledge of functional mechanism of innovative networking technologies. However, the positive outlook of market players towards employee training and development initiatives will mitigate this shortcoming.

Growing importance of high-performance networks among large enterprises to spur hardware components demand

With respect to component, the hardware segment captured more than 75% market share in 2022, due to the rising demand for robust network emulators across large enterprises and increasing need to assess network performance will positively impact the market expansion.

Cloud application segment to record substantial growth driven by surging adoption of cloud computing

U.S. Network Emulator Market Size, By Application,

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Based on applications, the cloud application segment is poised to register more than 5% CAGR through 2032, propelled by increasing adoption of cloud computing services by companies. The network emulators help to emulate the network carrying large volumes of data transmitted by services providers as well as evaluate the performance.

Increasing adoption of digital services to positively impact BFSI segment’s size

The need for enhanced security has increased across the BFSI sector with growing digitization and modernization, further driving the demand for network emulators. The BFSI sector is expected to expand at over 10% CAGR through 2032. As network emulators facilitate network infrastructure development that supports deliverable services with increased security, their demand is expected to rise across the banking and financial institutions business arena in the coming years.

The market to witness substantial growth with the developing telecom sector

Europe Network Emulator Market Share, By Country

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From the regional viewpoint, the Europe network emulator market generated a revenue of more than USD 40 million in 2022, attributed to increasing collaboration of companies in the region to develop integrated solutions. That apart, rising adoption of IoT technology and development across the telecom sector will also play a central role in the regional market growth.

Increasing strategic initiatives by players to amplify industry revenues

Major companies operating in network emulator market include Calnex Solutions, Apposite Technology, Inc., Aukua Systems, Inc., InterWorking Labs, Solar Winds, Inc., Keysight Technologies, GL Communications, Inc., Packetstorm Communications, Inc., Inc., Nihon Communication Solutions Pvt Ltd, Polaris Networks, Simnovus, NextGig Systems, Spirent Communications plc, TETCOS, GigaNet Systems, Inc., and Valid8.com, Inc.

The industry participants are adopting several business strategies such as acquisition and new product development. The enterprises are leveraging network emulator solutions to test the application and device performance over the simulated infrastructure.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on network emulator market dynamics

The outbreak of COVID-19 has positively impacted the network emulators industry. The rising demand for enhanced wireless infrastructure and increasing penetration of IoT devices has created new opportunities for market expansion. That apart, the work-from-home trend and the booming online education industry have positively impacted the consumption of security solutions, further driving the demand for network emulators.

This network emulator market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software

Market, By Application

  • SD-WAN
  • Cloud
  • IoT
  • Others

Market, By Industry Vertical

  • Telecom
  • Government & Defense
  • BFSI
  • Retail
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • GCC
    • South Africa



Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Komal Sharma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market revenue of network emulator crossed USD 170 million in 2022 and is expected to record 9% CAGR through 2032, on account of migration of enterprises towards cloud-based infrastructure.

Hardware segment captured over 75% of the overall network emulator market share in 2022 and is expected to grow with the burgeoning need to assess network performance.

The BFSI sector is projected to record more than 10% CAGR over 2023-2032 due to increasing demand for enhanced security.

The market revenue for network emulators in Europe surpassed USD 40 million in 2022 and is expected to grow with increasing development across the telecom sector.

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