Network Emulator Market size is set to surpass USD 200 million by 2026, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.
The network emulator market growth is attributed to rising adoption of IoT devices across the globe. An increase in the number of IoT devices is supporting the development of advanced applications such as autonomous vehicles, machine learning, and connected vehicles. These applications enable the development of advanced network services. For better implementation of these technologies, the performance testing of advanced network applications is important. Network emulators help enterprises to validate the performance of the network infrastructure for different IoT applications, positively impacting the market growth.
IoT application to register high growth rate from 2020 to 2026
The IoT application segment is predicted to expand at over 10% CAGR till 2026 impelled by increasing demand for IoT devices across different industry sectors. The rising demand for IoT devices is enabling companies to deploy advanced network infrastructure. The performance of advanced network infrastructure must be tested in various IoT applications to avoid any impairment. The growing penetration of IoT devices is enabling the development of efficient network and high-speed internet services as most network applications operate more effectively over a wireless network infrastructure. These growing IoT devices are accelerating the need to validate the performance of network applications, driving the market growth.
The software segment will grow exponentially during the forecast timeframe
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The software segment is expected witness 10% growth through 2026 due to growing demand for testing different network applications remotely. Software emulators are cost-effective compared to hardware emulators as they can be easily deployed on a standard Off-The-Shelf (OTS) PC with two Network Interface Cards (NICs). Major companies operating in the market are developing new protocols for emulator software.
Browse key industry insights spread across 155 pages with 175 market data tables and 17 figures & charts from the report, “Network Emulator Market Size, By Component (Hardware, Software), By Application (Software-Defined Wide Area Network [SD-WAN], Cloud, Internet of Things [IoT]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026” in detail along with the table of contents:
Growing market demand for 5G network to support the network emulator market growth
The telecom industry vertical held a market share of over 40% in 2019 owing to rising demand for commercialization of next generation 5G networks. The growing need to test the 5G network infrastructure is expected to fuel the market. Major telecom operators are emphasizing the deployment of 5G networks to obtain its network slicing and high-speed capabilities. Rising investments in 5G network is also supporting the market growth.
Major telecom operators are shifting toward the cloud-based network infrastructure to reduce capital and operating expenses. These operators must test their network applications on a cloud infrastructure before migrating to a cloud network using the network emulator technology. The network emulator helps these telecom operators to analyze the performance of their applications on cloud infrastructure to avoid any impairment. Major network emulator solution providers are developing solutions to test the application capabilities on 5G networks.
Rapid digitalization in Asia Pacific to fuel market growth
Asia Pacific network emulator market is anticipated to observe around 12% gains during the forecast period led by supportive government initiatives for digitalization in the developing countries including India and China. Over the past decades, the region has witnessed rapid developments in the digital infrastructure. Furthermore, smart city development initiatives in India and China are also estimated to drive market growth. The development of advanced SD-WAN solutions by major technology solution providers is also supporting the market growth in the region.
New product development is the key market strategy for major market players
Companies operating in the market are developing innovative network emulators to support the changing demands of enterprise customers. For instance, in February 2020, Spirent Communications plc released a 25GbE network emulator solution for precise network simulation. This new solution helped the company to offer a robust network emulator to test different network components such as the ethernet switches and routers.
Major companies operating in the network emulator market are Apposite Technology, Inc., Aukua Systems, Inc., Calnex Solutions, GigaNet Systems, Inc., InterWorking Labs, iTrinegy, Keysight Technologies, Packetstorm Communications, Inc., Polaris Networks, SCALABLE Network Technologies, Inc., SolarWinds, Inc., Spirent Communications plc, TETCOS, Valid8.com, Inc., and W2BI Mobile Technology Pvt Ltd.