Tuesday, July 5, 2011
See "The Changing Role of Policy Management", by Shira Levin, here
According to Infonetics (see chart below - total market for 2010 was $418.7M, 2015 is expected to be $1.6B):
".. APAC (Asia Pacific) and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) make up the majority of the worldwide market through 2015, particularly the more developed countries within those regions, where 3G data traffic and WiMAX and LTE implementation are driving policy management deployments. Operators in EU countries are also deploying policy management to support fair usage policies, and to manage regulations around roaming charges and “bill shock.” On the fixed line side, telcos in those regions that are deploying IPTV over their DSL networks are using policy control in conjunction with middleware to manage subscriber authorization functions for access to VOD (video on demand) content".
See also "Infonetics: Policy Management Market, Driven by Wireless Congestion, is Congested" - here.