- Traffic management is still the primary use case for DPI technology, but we’re seeing a growing interest in folding DPI into larger solutions, such as video optimization, content caching, and usage-based billing"
- The service provider deep packet inspection (DPI) market is forecast by Infonetics to grow at a 34% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2011 to 2016, driven by the increased use of DPI in wireless networks
- DPI product revenue is on track to pass the $600-million mark this year [i.e. Infonetics maintains its April forecast for a $2B market in 2016 - here].
- Mobile operators are deploying DPI hand-in-hand with LTE for more granular traffic management and to enable value-added services, tiered services, and sophisticated pricing models
According to recent tweet from Sandvine, the report positions it as the market leader with 19% market share. The chart below shows the market share, based on reported revenues for the first 2 quarters of 2012, for the 3 public DPI vendors - Allot Communications, Procera Networks and Sandvine. Note that not all reported revenues derived by selling DPI solutions to service providers.
See "Mobile momentum drives DPI market to 34% CAGR through 2016" - here.