Network Emulator Market Growth, Size, Share, Trends, Key Players Analysis, and Forecast by 2031

Network Emulator Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Test Type (Protocol Testing, Signalling, and Functional Testing); Application (SD-WAN, Internet of Things, Cloud, and Others); Industry Vertical (Government and Defense, Retail & E-Commerce, BFSI, Healthcare, Telecommunication, and Others) and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00006450
  • Category : Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The network emulator market size is projected to reach US$ 419.73 million by 2031 from US$ 217.52 million in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.6 % in 2023–2031. The rise in demand for software-defined networking & virtualization is likely to remain a key network emulator market trend.

Network Emulator Market Analysis

Due to widespread digitization, organizations are migrating more and more to cloud-based infrastructure, which is pushing them to use network emulator solutions to verify network performance and Quality of Service. The rise in cyberattacks is another factor propelling the market's growth. Before a network is finally deployed, network emulators test and validate its infrastructure, improve its performance, and minimize downtime. Telecom service providers are using robust network testing and emulation systems due to the increase in network traffic and outages, as well as the current expanding demand for 5G network services. They can test SG devices and base stations before the final deployment with the use of network emulation technologies. It is expected that this will be crucial in opening up new doors for the network emulator market.

Network Emulator Market Overview

Network emulation is the process of using virtual network tools, or network emulators, to test the performance of different applications in real-time. Service providers, application developers, and manufacturers utilize network emulation to test the reliability of a network application or product. Network emulators come equipped with routing, filtering, impairments, and modifiers as standard features. In contrast to network simulations, these emulations are mathematical representations of the channels, traffic, protocols, and network models that are applied to a network. Performance evaluation, change impact prediction, and technology selection optimization are the goals. Many common network characteristics are included in network emulator designs, such as packet duplication, available bandwidth, a certain level of packet loss, and round-trip time between network reordering packets.

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Network Emulator Market: Strategic Insights

Network Emulator Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
    8.6 %
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 217.52 Million
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 419.73 Million

Market Dynamics

GROWTH DRIVERS
  • The increasing attacks and security breaches on networks
FUTURE TRENDS
  • The rise in demand for software defined networking & virtualization
OPPORTUNITIES
  • Increasing investments in R&D and positive outcomes from the testing phase of 5G networks

Key Players

  • Apposite Technologies
  • Aukua Systems Inc
  • Calnex Solutions Ltd.
  • InterWorking Labs, Inc.
  • ltrinegy
  • Keysight Technologies
  • PacketStorm Communications, Inc.
  • Polaris Networks
  • ROHDE&SCHWARZ
  • Anritsu Corporation

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

Test Type
  • Protocol Testing
  • Signalling
  • Functional Testing;
Application
  • SD-WAN
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud
  • Others
 Industry Vertical
  • Government and Defense
  • Retail & E-Commerce
  • BFSI
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunication
  • Others
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Network Emulator Market Drivers and Opportunities

The increasing attacks and security breaches on networks

The growing prevalence of digital solutions and networked devices has led to a surge in cyberattacks and security breaches, underscoring the vital need for thorough network performance and security testing. Appropriate testing becomes crucial to preventing cybercrimes because of the possibility of product vulnerabilities. Network emulators are essential because they offer virtualized environments for extensive testing, guaranteeing the safety of devices and networks under a variety of circumstances. Organizations can troubleshoot, enhance performance, and create resilient networks with this capability. The importance of network emulators in strengthening security and defending against intrusions becomes a strong motivator for their wider use as cyber threats rise.

Increasing investments in R&D and positive outcomes from the testing phase of 5G networks

The need for mobile data and services is rising as 5G technology continues to advance. Industries will see a significant growth in machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, which will raise the need for fast and extensive network coverage. Additionally, this will present a significant global potential for network testing devices and emulators. It is anticipated that a number of significant nations, including the US, UK, Japan, South Korea, Germany, and China, will create and implement 5G wireless networks and equipment by 2024. Due to the huge increase in mobile users that would result from this, an infrastructure that can maintain connectivity even in the most adverse of circumstances would be needed. Networking solution investments are made in large quantities by communication service providers (CSPs) and networking enterprises. For instance, Huawei has made significant investments in the creation of 5G networks and gadgets. Thus, the Increasing investments in R&D and positive outcomes from the testing phase of 5G networks are anticipated to present new opportunities for the network emulator market players during the forecast period.

Network Emulator Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the network emulator market analysis are test type, application, and industry vertical.

  • Based on the test type, the network emulator market is segmented into protocol testing, signalling, and functional testing. The protocol testing segment held a larger market share in 2023.
  • By application, the market is segmented into SD-WAN, the Internet of Things, cloud, and others

  • By industry vertical, the market is segmented into government and defense, retail & e-commerce, BFSI, healthcare, telecommunication, and others.

Network Emulator Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the network emulator market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America/South & Central America. In terms of revenue, APAC accounted for the largest network emulator market share. Due to the increasing development and deployment of mobile 5G networks and applications, which are driving new investments in telecom, infrastructure, and cutting-edge applications like augmented reality and autonomous vehicles, APAC is predicted to experience the fastest growth in this market.

Network Emulator Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 217.52 Million
Market Size by 2031 US$ 419.73 Million
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 8.6 %
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Test Type
  • Protocol Testing
  • Signalling
  • Functional Testing;
By Application
  • SD-WAN
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud
  • Others
By Industry Vertical
  • Government and Defense
  • Retail & E-Commerce
  • BFSI
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunication
  • Others
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Apposite Technologies
  • Aukua Systems Inc
  • Calnex Solutions Ltd.
  • InterWorking Labs, Inc.
  • ltrinegy
  • Keysight Technologies
  • PacketStorm Communications, Inc.
  • Polaris Networks
  • ROHDE&SCHWARZ
  • Anritsu Corporation
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    Network Emulator Market News and Recent Developments

    The network emulator market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market for speech and language disorders and strategies:

    • In April 2024, ALifecom announced the release of its Non-Terrestrial Networks IoT Platform. This platform is the industry’s first integrated solution embedding a channel emulator into ALifecom’s NE6000 network emulator to effectively simulate and test NTN communications within a small form factor, user-friendly, and cost-effective solution. (Source: ALifecom, Press Release)
    • In May 2023, Gatehouse Satcom created a digital twin that offers a dynamic virtual emulation of Inmarsat’s physical satellite network, which looks and behaves identically to its real-world counterpart. (Source: Gatehouse Satcom, Press Release)

    Network Emulator Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

    The “Network Emulator Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

    • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
    • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • Key future trends
    • Detailed PEST/Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
    • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
    • Detailed company profiles
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Test Type ; Application ; Industry Vertical

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina

    Frequently Asked Questions


    What will be the market size of the global network emulator market by 2031?

    The global network emulator market is expected to reach US$ 419.73 million by 2031.

    Which are the key players holding the major market share of the global network emulator market?

    The key players holding majority shares in the global network emulator market are Apposite Technologies, Aukua Systems Inc., Calnex Solutions Ltd., InterWorking Labs, Inc., and ltrinegy.

    What are the future trends of the global network emulator market?

    The rise in demand for software-defined networking & virtualization is anticipated to play a significant role in the global network emulator market in the coming years.

    What are the driving factors impacting the global network emulator market?

    The increasing attacks and security breaches on networks, the increasing investments in R&D, and positive outcomes from the testing phase of 5G networks are the major factors that propel the global network emulator market.

    What is the estimated market size for the global network emulator market in 2023?

    The global network emulator market was estimated to be US$ 217.52 million in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6 % during the forecast period 2023 - 2031.

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