Campbell, CALIFORNIA, March 25, 2010—Market research firm Infonetics Research (www.twitter.com/infonetics) this week released the first edition of its 2010 biannual Policy Servers market size, share, and forecast report, which tracks fixed line and 3G broadband, WiMAX, and LTE wireless policy server software.
“Wireless is clearly the growth engine driving the policy server market. Mobile operators are increasingly understanding that they can no longer build their way out of the congestion issues created by the uptake of data services, and looking to policy control as a way to not only address the strain on their existing radio access network resources, but also to maximize the value of their upcoming WiMAX and LTE deployments,” explains Shira Levine directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy at Infonetics Research.
POLICY SERVER MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
- Worldwide revenue for policy servers implemented in both fixed line and mobile networks grew 65% between 2008 and 2009, and is forecast by Infonetics to reach $1.4 billion by 2014
- Managing bandwidth consumption is and will continue to be one of the greatest drivers for policy server deployments by both the fixed and wireless operators, along with the delivery of value-added services, such as targeted advertising and sophisticated service controls
- Regulatory factors impact the policy server market, particularly the recently-implemented data roaming regulations in the European Union, and in the United States, the FCC’s stance on net neutrality remains a wild card, as operators push back against potential rules that could affect traffic prioritization
- Operators in emerging markets, particularly Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and parts of Asia, are using policy control capabilities to create innovative loyalty programs to combat high churn rates, especially in areas where the subscriber base is primarily prepaid
- The Asia Pacific market is the most progressive in terms of consolidating policy across access networks, as operators in this region tend to operate across access verticals and generally lack the legacy infrastructure that can hinder uptake in the US and Western Europe
Infonetics’ policy servers report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, analysis, and forecasts through 2014 for fixed line and wireless (3G broadband, WiMAX, LTE) policy server software licenses and manufacturer revenue.
Market share is provided for Alcatel-Lucent, Bridgewater, Camiant, Ericsson, Juniper, Nokia Siemens, Openet, and others. The report also tracks policy server products manufactured by BroadHop, ComAbility, Kabira, Openet, Redknee, Telcordia, Unipier, Volubill, and others.
Log in or join: http://www.infonetics.com/login. From the portal, go to RESEARCH, then NEXT GEN OSS AND POLICY.
See Next Gen OSS and Policy on Infonetics’ portal for details (http://www.infonetics.com/login):
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Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.
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