A recent report by Arc Chart expects "DSC product sales to account for nearly $500 million in revenue by the end of 2017, representing a CAGR of nearly 90% over the next four years ..The on-going adoption of signalling intensive applications on smartphones and tablets, such as social networking, is creating a flood of network signalling. Consequently, operators are taking a proactive stance towards managing the signalling tsunami as they plan their future LTE and IMS rollouts. By 2017, ARCchart expects mobile network operators worldwide will process a total of 120 million Diameter messages per second on their networks".
"Since there are few large scale LTE deployments at present, the Diameter market is currently at a nascent stage and operators are still learning how to deal with the protocol. Given Diameter’s peer-to-peer nature, several early adopters of LTE have witnessed an influx of signalling storms within their IMS and EPC networks, many of which have resulted in outages".
- [Infonetics]: Diameter Router Market: +900% in 2012, +100% in 2013; Tekelec, F5 and Acme Lead - here.
- [Exact Ventures]: Tekelec has 75% of DSR Market; Acme and F5 Follow - here
- Yankee Group: Diameter Routing Takes off - $212M Market in 2015 - here.
See "Diameter Signalling Control: Market Analysis & Forecasts" - here.