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SS7 Market Research Report: Information By Component (Solutions and SS7 Firewall), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“Market Forecast Till 2032.

ID: MRFR/ICT/2809-CR | 80 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| February 2020

SS7 Market Overview

The SS7 Market size is projected to grow from USD 0.4580 Billion in 2024 to USD 0.61 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.65% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Additionally, the market size for SS7 was valued at  USD 0.44 Billion in 2023.

Increased service demand for local number portability and growing demand for tear-down telephone call connection are the key market drivers incorporating the market growth.

Figure 1: SS7 Market Size, 2022-2032 (USD Billion)

SS7 Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

SS7 Market Trends

Growing demand for secure signaling solutions is driving the market growth

The rising demand for secure signaling solutions is driving Market CAGR for SS7. The rise in cyber threats and the need for enhanced network security have propelled the demand for secure signaling solutions in the SS7 market. With the increasing number of advanced hacking techniques targeting telecommunications networks, industry players are focusing on developing robust security measures to protect against unauthorized access and potential attacks on signaling infrastructure. One of the key security challenges in SS7 networks is the susceptibility to signaling manipulation, allowing attackers to intercept calls, send fraudulent messages, or track user locations. As a result, telecommunication operators and solution providers are actively adopting technologies such as Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs) and Signaling Firewall Systems to secure their SS7 networks. These solutions help monitor and mitigate potential threats, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of signaling traffic.

The transition from traditional circuit-switched networks to Next-Generation Networks is another notable trend in the SS7 market. NGNs are characterized by their ability to deliver voice, video, and data services over a common IP-based infrastructure. This shift is driven by the growing demand for advanced communication services, including Voice over IP, video conferencing, and multimedia messaging. To enable seamless interconnectivity between next-generation networks and existing SS7 networks, the industry is witnessing the deployment of SS7-IP gateways. These gateways facilitate the conversion of SS7 signaling messages to IP protocols, enabling the integration of NGN services with traditional telephony infrastructure. As a result, telecommunication operators can leverage the benefits of NGNs while ensuring backward compatibility with SS7-based systems.

The rollout of 5G networks is transforming the telecommunication landscape by offering ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, and massive device connectivity. As 5G networks gain traction worldwide, there is a need for seamless interworking between SS7 and 5G signaling protocols, such as the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and the Diameter protocol. The SS7 market is witnessing the development of interworking solutions that enable smooth communication between 5G networks and existing SS7 infrastructure. These solutions ensure the interoperability of signaling protocols, allowing telecommunication operators to deliver advanced services across both 5G and SS7 networks. Additionally, the integration of SS7 signaling with 5G networks facilitates seamless mobility and roaming capabilities for subscribers.

The global SS7 market is undergoing significant transformations driven by the need for enhanced security, the transition to NGNs, and the emergence of 5G networks. As telecommunication networks continue to evolve, the demand for secure signaling solutions, interworking capabilities, and backward compatibility remains crucial for telecommunication operators and solution providers. By addressing these trends, industry players can leverage the opportunities presented by the evolving landscape and deliver innovative services to meet consumers' ever-increasing demands. The ongoing developments in the SS7 market are poised to shape the future of telecommunications, enabling efficient and secure communication across diverse networks and technologies and driving the SS7 market revenue.

SS7 Market Segment Insights

SS7 Component Insights

The global SS7 market segmentation, based on components, includes solutions and SS7 firewalls. The solutions segment dominated the market. It offers various services and tools for network operators and service providers. These solutions enable efficient signaling and communication within the SS7 network. They include signaling gateways, signaling transfer points (STPs), signal transfer points, home location registers (HLRs), and mobile switching centers (MSCs). These components ensure the smooth transmission of signaling messages between network elements, facilitating seamless communication across telecommunication networks. It focuses on enhancing network performance, improving call quality, and enabling advanced services such as mobile number portability, intelligent network services, and roaming capabilities.

Figure 2: SS7 Market, by Component, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

SS7 Market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

SS7 Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American SS7 market will dominate due to the presence of new telecommunication infrastructure and the high adoption of next-generation technologies. The region is home to several major telecom service providers, investing heavily in upgrading their networks to support advanced services such as voice over IP (VoIP), multimedia messaging, and mobile data services. The increasing demand for reliable and secure communication networks has also driven the growth of the SS7 market in this region. Additionally, the rising number of mobile subscribers and the growing popularity of smartphones have fueled the demand for SS7-based services.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 3:  SS7 MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)

SS7 Market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Europe's SS7 market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the adoption of advanced telecommunications services. The European market has witnessed significant investments in 4G and 5G networks, enabling faster and more reliable communication services. Implementing SS7 protocols in these networks has enhanced voice and data transmission efficiency and security. Furthermore, the increasing demand for value-added services, such as mobile banking and mobile commerce, has further propelled the growth of the SS7 market in Europe. The German SS7 market also held the largest market share, and the UK SS7 market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific SS7 Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. It is due to the rising population, expanding telecommunications infrastructure, and the growing penetration of smartphones. The deployment of 4G and 5G networks has created opportunities for SS7 technology providers to offer enhanced services and ensure secure and efficient communication. Moreover, the increasing digitalization across various industry verticals, such as banking, healthcare, and retail, has fueled the demand for SS7-based solutions in the region. Moreover, China’s SS7 market held the largest market share, and the Indian SS7 market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

SS7 Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the SS7 market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contracts & agreements, mergers and acquisitions, major investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the SS7 industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global SS7 industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the SS7 industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the SS7 market, including Oracle Corporation (US), Mitel Networks Corporation (Canada), Tieto (Finland), Net Number Inc. (Netherlands), Ribbon Communications (US), Ericsson AB (Sweden), Dialogic Corporation (US), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China), TNS Inc. (US), PCCW Global (Hong Kong), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Douglas Ranalli's, NetNumber, Inc., founded in 1998, located in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States, is a company that provides centralized signaling and routing controller solutions. It is established to empower every telecom operator and enterprise with powerful phone numbers to streamline their operations, reduce costs and check frauds worldwide. It is a secure digital world where communication service providers and enterprises can operate worldwide to transform all mobile generations in new ways. It is an innovation management industry. It offers individual solutions like authentication, interworking, and global data. It uses 26 technology products and services, which include HTML 5, Google Analytics, etc. In August 2020, NetNumber, Inc. launched its Guaranteed CallerTM family of standards-compliant STIR/SHAKEN solutions, extending guaranteed caller service providers to support TDM/SS7 networks.

Larry Elison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates's Oracle Corporation, founded in 1977 in Austin, Texas, United States, is an American international computer technology corporation. It is the third largest software company in the world which sells database software and technology, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, signaling routers, enterprise manager, middleware, fusion, workstations, servers, supply chain management software, etc. In March 2020, Oracle announced that it had agreed to acquire LiveData Utilities.

Key Companies in the SS7 market include

  • Oracle Corporation (US)

  • Mitel Networks Corporation (Canada)

  • Tieto (Finland)

  • Net Number Inc. (Netherlands)

  • Ribbon Communications (US)

  • Ericsson AB (Sweden)

  • Dialogic Corporation (US)

  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China)

  • TNS Inc. (US)

  • PCCW Global (Hong Kong)

SS7 Industry Developments

December 2020The governments of seven African countries, including Botswana, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Zambia, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe, announced employing surveillance spyware. The snooping technique (Signaling System7/SS7) tracks phones and intercepts calls and texts

June 2020NetNumber, Inc. (the US), a US-based leading global leading provider of centralized signaling and routing control (CSRC) solutions, announced comprehensive SIP security enhancements to its award-winning multi-protocol signaling firewall. It follows growing concerns about protecting SIP connections and the expected growth of SIP traffic by 25% over the next several years

SS7 Market Segmentation

SS7 Component Outlook

  • Solutions

  • SS7 Firewall

SS7 Regional Outlook

  • North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Europe

  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 0.43 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 0.4580 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 0.61 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 3.65% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Component and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Oracle Corporation (US), Mitel Networks Corporation (Canada), Tieto (Finland), Net Number Inc. (Netherlands), Ribbon Communications (US), Ericsson AB (Sweden), Dialogic Corporation (US), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China), TNS Inc. (US), PCCW Global (Hong Kong).
Key Market Opportunities Increase in the migration to intelligent networks to increase overall network reliability.
Key Market Dynamics Increase in demand for tear-down telephone call connection. Increase in service demand for local number portability.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global SS7 market size was valued at USD 0.44 Billion in 2023.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.65% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the global market.

The key players in the market are Oracle Corporation (US), Mitel Networks Corporation (Canada), Tieto (Finland), Net Number Inc. (Netherlands), Ribbon Communications (US), Ericsson AB (Sweden), Dialogic Corporation (US), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China), TNS Inc. (US), PCCW Global (Hong Kong).

The solutions category dominated the market in 2022.

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