Saturday, November 3, 2012

[ABI]: PCRF/DPI Market to Reach $1.4B in 2013; to be Integrated with Optimization

Aditya Kaul (pictured), practice director, mobile networks, ABI Research estimates ".. the mobile portion of the policy server (PCRF), DPI, and web/video optimization market as a collective whole reach $1.4 billion in 2012 and will grow to $2 billion by end 2013. Of this, more than 70% of the market is standalone DPI and policy server related, which is growing at CAGR of 33% between 2012-17".

While policy, DPI, and optimization have traditionally had separate ecosystem vendors, there are some indications that these functionalities might get integrated.. Although there is an ongoing debate within the industry about the pros and cons of this integration, the interworking and cooperation of these three functions is necessary to deliver smart mobile traffic monitoring, optimization, and monetization solutions”. [See Allot's recent integration of the acquired video optimization vendors - Ortiva and Oversi - here].

"By 2017, the overall mobile monitoring and optimization market is expected to reach $8 billion, with DPI, policy, and web/video optimization making up 73% of the market, from the current 50% market share. While network monitoring will remain important, the value will shift towards monetizing the traffic, making policy and DPI much more intertwined than they are today, but also be seen as a critical part of mobile infrastructure spend".

A year ago ABI estimated that "In 2016, mobile network operators will spend more than $1.8 billion on web/video optimization, more than $1.2 billion on policy management [this is lower than the previous ABI forecast - see here], more than $1.5 billion on deep packet inspection (DPI)" (here) - i.e total of $4.5B for 2016 compare to the current forecast for 2017 of $5.1B.

The DPI/PCRF market size table was updated (here).

See "Mobile Policy, DPI, and Web/Video Optimization Market To Reach $2 Billion in 2013" - here.

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