[90 Pages Report] The global network emulator market size to grow from USD 146 million in 2019 to USD 217 million by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.1% during 2019–2024. Network emulators provide such an environment in the virtual format for network performance and security testing, which can ensure the safety of networks and devices in any complicated condition. The network emulators enable organizations to troubleshoot, design networks, test application performance, and optimize network performance. These factors drive the network emulator market.
SD-WAN networks typically connect corporate headquarters and data centers with local offices and Software as a Service (SaaS)-based applications through multiple Wide Area Network (WAN) links. While SD-WANs are capable of increasing the capacity and performance of the networks they manage, mission-critical applications depend on them to function properly. Thorough testing proves vital in selecting and configuring the right system for specific network conditions, application mix, and budget. Network emulators simplify the testing and evaluation of SD-WAN systems by replicating real-world networks in the lab with state-of-the-art WAN emulators. They help configure SD-WAN optimization efforts for specific network conditions and applications as well as emulate WAN connections to validate performance before risking business in real-world scenarios.
The need to emulate complex network deployments and create complex network conditions is expected to drive market growth telecom network operators. These operators transform their network environments toward next-generation networking solutions to introduce advanced value-added services. The increase in the number of connected devices has generated an unprecedented demand for bandwidth for these devices. The network operators are required to transform their network for continual optimization, to facilitate capacity reallocation and upgradation, in order to meet the increasing bandwidth demand for advanced services and cost optimization for delivering services. Network emulators help telecommunication network operators to emulate the complex network deployments and create complex network conditions in the lab for testing and troubleshooting networks.
North America comprises developed countries, such as the US and Canada. These countries have invested significantly in Research and Development (R&D) activities, thereby contributing to the development of innovative technologies. The network emulator market in North America is highly competitive, as countries such as the US and Canada are focused on R&D and innovation. These countries are early adopters of technologies in various verticals. The US and Canada are also the leading countries in retail, financial services, banking, and other industries, such as transportation and manufacturing. The US is expected to have the highest market share among all the countries in the market during the forecast period. It is a technologically advanced country with strong regulations for various verticals.
Major vendors in the network emulator market include Spirent Communications (US), Keysight Technologies (US), Apposite Technologies (US), Polaris Networks (US), PacketStorm Communications (US), iTrinegy (New England), Aukua (US), Calnex (UK), SolarWinds (US), InterWorking Labs (US), GigaNet Systems (US), SCALABLE Network Technologies (US), Valid8 (US), Tetcos (India), and W2BI (US).
Market size available for years
Base year considered
Type (SD-WAN, Cloud, IoT, and Others [satellite network, voice and VoIP, and storage]), Vertical (Telecommunication, Government and Defense, BFSI, and Others [Gaming and Broadcasting]), and Region (North America, Europe, APAC, MEA, and Latin America)
North America, APAC, Europe, MEA, and Latin America
Spirent Communications (US), Keysight Technologies (US), Apposite Technologies (US), Polaris Networks (US), PacketStorm Communications (US), iTrinegy (New England), Aukua (US), Calnex (UK), SolarWinds (US), InterWorking Labs (US), GigaNet Systems (US), SCALABLE Network Technologies (US), Valid8 (US), Tetcos (India), and W2BI (US).
This research report categorizes the network emulator market based on the application type, vertical, and region.
What is network emulator?
Network emulators are product that replicate real-time network performance, enable manipulation of bandwidth constraints, and apply impairments, such as packet loss, delay, and jitter, to accurately gauge application’s responsiveness and throughput, and the quality of end-user experience, so as to provide quality assurance, proof of concept, and troubleshooting.
What is the projected market value of the global network emulator market?
The network emulator market is expected to grow from USD 146 million in 2019 to USD 217 million by 2024.
What is the estimated growth rate of the global network emulator market?
The global network emulator market is projected to register a moderate 8.1% CAGR in the forecast period.
Which application of the global network emulator market expected to witness the highest growth?
Software-Defined Wide Area Network segment to account for the largest market size during the forecast period.
Who are the key players operative in the global market?
Spirent Communications, Keysight Technologie, Apposite Technologie, Polaris Networks, PacketStorm Communications, iTrinegy, Aukua , Calnex, SolarWinds, InterWorking Labs , GigaNet Systems, SCALABLE Network Technologies, Valid8, Tetcos, and W2BI. .
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction (Page No. - 12)
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Market Scope
1.3.1 Market Segmentation
1.4 Years Considered for the Study
1.5 Currency Considered
2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 15)
2.1 Research Data
2.1.1 Secondary Data
2.1.2 Primary Data
188.8.131.52 Breakup of Primaries
184.108.40.206 Key Industry Insights
2.2 Market Breakup and Data Triangulation
2.3 Market Size Estimation
2.3.1 Top-Down Approach
2.3.2 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4 Market Forecast
2.5 Competitive Leadership Mapping Methodology
2.6 Assumptions for the Study
2.7 Limitations of the Study
3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 22)
4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 24)
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Network Emulator Market
4.2 Global Network Emulator Market, Top 2 Application Types and Verticals
4.3 Network Emulator Market, By Region
4.4 Network Emulator Market: Global Revenue Shares
5 Market Overview and Industry Trends (Page No. - 26)
5.2 Market Dynamics
220.127.116.11 Rise of Attacks and Security Breaches on Networks
18.104.22.168 Need for Reduced Downtime in Networking
22.214.171.124 Longer Timelines and Extended R&D Requirements for New Networking Technologies
126.96.36.199 Price Sensitivity of Network Testing and Emulators
188.8.131.52 Increasing Demand for Software-Defined Networking and Virtualization
184.108.40.206 Multi-Protocol Support and Advanced Functions Provided By Same Hardware Emulator
220.127.116.11 Investments in R&D and Positive Outcomes From the Testing Phase of 5g Networks
18.104.22.168 Lack of Skilled Workforce to Comprehend and Report Issues in Networking
22.214.171.124 Fast-Changing Network Requirements a Concern for Emulators
5.3 Use Cases
5.3.1 Use Case: Scenario 1
5.3.2 Use Case: Scenario 2
5.3.3 Use Case: Scenario 3
5.3.4 Use Case: Scenario 4
5.3.5 Use Case: Scenario 5
5.3.6 Use Case: Scenario 6
5.4 Solution Architecture
6 Network Emulator Market, By Application Type (Page No. - 34)
6.2.1 Increased Deployment of Applications on WAN Networks to Fuel Market Growth
6.3.1 Simulated Conditions in Cloud to Help Test and Validate Application Performance to Drive the Market Growth
6.4 Internet of Things
6.4.1 Increase in Number of Connected Devices to Accelerate use of Network Emulators
7 Network Emulator Market, By Vertical (Page No. - 40)
7.2.1 Network Emulators Help Telecom Network Operators to Emulate the Complex Network Deployments and Create Complex Network Conditions
7.3 Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
7.3.1 Simulation of a Variety of Networks to Conduct Realistic Pre-Deployment Testing to Drive Growth of Network Emulator Market in BFSI Vertical
7.4 Government and Defense
7.4.1 Increased Expenditure on Defense Projects to Accelerate Market Growth in Government and Defense Vertical
8 Network Emulator Market, By Region (Page No. - 46)
8.2 North America
8.2.1 United States
126.96.36.199 Enterprises and Service Providers in the United States to Implement Network Emulator Solutions on a Large Scale
188.8.131.52 Need for Network Emulators to Ensure Proper Functioning of Apps or Devices in Cloud, Internet, and Other Network Environments to Drive Market Growth in Canada
184.108.40.206 Increased Spending on Network Infrastructure to Fuel the Growth of the Network Emulator Market in Germany
220.127.116.11 Increasing It Budget in France to Drive the Network Emulator Market Growth in France
8.3.3 Rest of Europe
8.4 Asia Pacific
18.104.22.168 Increasing Investments in Network Infrastructure to Fuel the Growth of the Network Emulator Market in China
22.214.171.124 Japan to Experience Noticeable Increase in Adoption of Network Emulator Solutions
8.4.3 Rest of Asia Pacific
8.5 Middle East and Africa
8.6 Latin America
9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 57)
9.2 Competitive Leadership Mapping
9.2.1 Visionary Leaders
9.2.2 Dynamic Differentiators
9.2.4 Emerging Companies
9.3 Ranking of Key Players
9.4 Competitive Scenario
9.4.1 New Product Launches /Product Enhancements
9.4.2 Partnerships, Collaborations, and Agreements
9.4.3 Mergers and Acquisitions
10 Company Profiles (Page No. - 63)
(Business Overview, Products & Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
10.2 Spirent Communications
10.3 Keysight Technologies
10.4 Apposite Technologies
10.6 Polaris Networks
10.11 InterWorking Labs
10.12 Giganet Systems
10.13 SCALABLE Network Technologies
*Details on Business Overview, Products & Services, Key Insights, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View Might Not be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.
11 Appendix (Page No. - 85)
11.1 Discussion Guide
11.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
11.3 Available Customizations
11.4 Related Reports
11.5 Author Details
List of Tables (28 Tables)
Table 1 United States Dollar Exchange Rate, 2016–2018
Table 2 Factor Analysis
Table 3 Network Emulator Market Size and Growth Rate, 2017–2024 (USD Million, Y-O-Y %)
Table 4 Network Emulator Market Size, By Application Type, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 5 SD-WAN: Network Emulator Market Size, By Region, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 6 Cloud: Network Emulator Market Size, By Region, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 7 Internet of Things: Network Emulator Market Size, By Region, 2017–2023 (USD Million)
Table 8 Other Applications: Network Emulator Market Size, By Region, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 9 Network Emulator Market Size, By Vertical, 2017–2023 (USD Million)
Table 10 Telecommunication: Network Emulator Market Size, By Region, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 11 Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance: Network Emulator Market Size, By Region, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 12 Government and Defense: Network Emulator Market Size, By Region, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 13 Other Verticals: Network Emulator Market Size, By Region, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 14 Network Emulator Market Size, By Region, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 15 North America: Network Emulator Market Size, By Application Type, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 16 North America: Network Emulator Market Size, By Vertical, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 17 Europe: Network Emulator Market Size, By Application Type, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 18 Europe: Network Emulator Market Size, By Vertical, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 19 Asia Pacific: Network Emulator Market Size, By Application Type, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 20 Asia Pacific: Network Emulator Market Size, By Vertical, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 21 Middle East and Africa: Network Emulator Market Size, By Application Type, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 22 Middle East and Africa: Network Emulator Market Size, By Vertical, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 23 Latin America: Network Emulator Market Size, By Application Type, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 24 Latin America: Network Emulator Market Size, By Vertical, 2017–2024 (USD Million)
Table 25 Evaluation Criteria
Table 26 New Product Launches /Product Enhancements, 2016–2018
Table 27 Partnerships, Collaborations, and Agreements, 2017–2018
Table 28 Mergers and Acquisitions, 2017–2019
List of Figures (23 Figures)
Figure 1 Network Emulator Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Network Emulator Market: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches
Figure 3 Competitive Leadership Mapping: Criteria Weightage
Figure 4 Network Emulator Market, Top 3 Segments, 2019
Figure 5 SD-WAN to Have the Highest Market Share in 2019
Figure 6 Increasing Deployment of IoT and Cloud Technologies to Provide Opportunities in the Network Emulator Market
Figure 7 SD-WAN and Telecommunication to Hold the Highest Market Shares in 2019
Figure 8 Asia Pacific to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 9 North America to Have the Highest Market Share in 2019
Figure 10 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges: Network Emulator Market
Figure 11 IoT Segment to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 12 Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 Asia Pacific to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 14 North America: Market Snapshot
Figure 15 Asia Pacific: Market Snapshot
Figure 16 Network Emulator Market (Global), Competitive Leadership Mapping, 2018
Figure 17 Ranking of Key Players in the Network Emulator Market, 2018
Figure 18 Key Developments By the Leading Players in the Network Emulator Market During 2017–2019
Figure 19 Spirent Communications: Company Snapshot
Figure 20 Spirent Communications: SWOT Analysis
Figure 21 Keysight Technologies: Company Snapshot
Figure 22 Keysight Technologies: SWOT Analysis
Figure 23 SolarWinds: Company Snapshot
The study involved 4 major steps to estimate the current market size for the network emulator market. An exhaustive secondary research was done to collect information on the market, the peer market, and the parent market. The next step was to validate these findings, assumptions, and sizing with industry experts across the value chain through primary research. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed to estimate the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakup and data triangulation were used to estimate the market size of segments and subsegments.
In the secondary research process, various secondary sources, such as Hoovers, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Dun & Bradstreet, have been referred to, to identify and collect information for this study. These secondary sources included annual reports, press releases and investor presentations of companies; white papers, technology journals and certified publications; and articles from recognized authors, directories, and databases.
The network emulator market comprises several stakeholders, such as solution and service providers, support and maintenance service providers, manufacturing enterprises, technology consultants, system design and development vendors, and logistics and supply chain management providers. The extensive primary research was conducted to gather information, and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. Primary research was also conducted to identify the segmentation types; industry trends; key players; the competitive landscape of different market players; and key market dynamics, such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, industry trends, and key strategies. Following is the breakup of primary respondents:
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Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to estimate and validate the overall size of the network emulator market. These methods were also used extensively to estimate the size of various subsegments in the market. The research methodology used to estimate the market size includes the following:
After arriving at the overall market size, using the market size estimation processes as explained above, the market was split into several segments and subsegments. To complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics of each market segment and subsegment, data triangulation and market breakup procedures were employed, wherever applicable. The data was triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply sides in the network emulator market.
1Core competencies of the companies have been captured in terms of their key developments and key strategies adopted by them to sustain their positions in the market.