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Policy management now a $1 billion market, with mobile leading the way

 

Campbell, CALIFORNIA, March 24, 2014—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 Policy Management Software market share and forecasts report, which tracks policy management software deployed in wireless (3G/4G broadband) and fixed-line broadband and cable broadband networks.


ANALYST NOTE

“The explosive growth we’ve seen in the policy management market over the last few years has slowed to an extent in the more developed markets, where many of the major operators have made their vendor selections, often in conjunction with their LTE deployments, and ongoing spending is related to license expansions and additional use cases,” notes Shira Levine, directing analyst for service enablement and subscriber intelligence at Infonetics Research.”


Levine continues: “However, momentum continues in emerging markets in regions such as Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe, where the competitive environment is often intense and growing smartphone adoption is driving mobile broadband consumption.”


POLICY MANAGEMENT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • The global policy management software market reached just over $1 billion in 2013 and is on target to become a $2.5 billion market by 2018, with mobile deployments driving much of the momentum
  • Huawei held the policy management revenue lead in 2013, followed closely by Ericsson
  • VoLTE continues to be a major driver behind policy management growth as operators seek to ensure quality of service (QoS) for voice traffic
  • There is increased interest in policy management among fixed line operators looking to implement more innovative pricing and service models, and the recent U.S. court decision on net neutrality is likely to further this trend
  • At Mobile World Congress, Mark Zuckerberg created hype around content providers partnering with operators to drive mobile broadband usage, and many operators are already offering “Facebook packages” and similar bundles as a way to differentiate and grow subscriber spending
  • As operators develop network functions virtualization (NFV) strategies, policy is emerging as a clear target for virtualization and is likely to play a key role in software-defined networking (SDN) as well

POLICY MANAGEMENT ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL FOR CLIENTS

Clients, join analyst Shira Levine Mar. 28 at 12:00 PM EDT for her annual policy management market recap and outlook, or view on-demand: https://www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=846.


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POLICY REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ annual policy management report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for wireless and fixed-line policy management software. Vendors tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, BandWD, Cisco, Comptel, Comverse, Elitecore, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, Juniper, Openet, Redknee, Tekelec, Volubill, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.


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RECENT AND UPCOMING RESEARCH

Download Infonetics’ 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.


INFONETICS WEBINARS
Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • Monetizing APIs: Market Trends, Use Cases, and Reality Check (Apr. 3: Attend)
  • Adding Value to the Network with Integrated Policy and Charging (View on-demand)
  • The Role of Service Delivery Platforms in M2M (May 20: Sponsor)
  • Incorporating Policy and Charging Control into SDNs (June 17: Sponsor)
  • The Role of Policy and Charging in M2M (Aug. 5: Sponsor)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

  • N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1-408-583-3335
  • N. America (East, Midwest), Latin America: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1-408-583-3395
  • EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44-755-488-1623
  • Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

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. View Infonetics' brief About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.


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"The global policy management software market is on target to become a $2.5 billion market by 2018, with mobile deployments driving much of the momentum."

Shira Levine, Directing Analyst
Service Enablement and
Subscriber Intelligence

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