The PCRF (for 3G and 4G networks) and the PCF (for 5G SA networks) are a critical network components that enables operators to implement rules that not only prioritize and direct network traffic, but also assist operators in mitigating costs and complying with regulatory requirements. The PCRF is also critical for operators to efficiently deploy multifaceted revenue generating and customer segmenting services, such as data share plans, complex family plans, usage tiers, and “zero-rating” applications that allow use of the network for free.

Exact Ventures has been issuing quarterly market share reports for the PCRF market since 2011 and for the PCF market since 2021.

Metrics tracked include:

  • Product Revenue (Hardware + Software)
  • Session Shipments by Application (Cable, Wireline, Wireless)
  • Revenues by Region
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Middle East & Africa
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
  • Average Selling Price (ASP) per Session License

PCRF Market Segmentation:

  • Physical Network Functions (PNF)
  • Virtual Network Functions (VNF)
  • Cloud-native Network Functions (CNF)

Companies tracked include:

  • Amdocs
  • Cisco
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Mavenir
  • Nokia
  • Openet
  • Oracle
  • Sandvine
  • ZTE

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