According to information released by Infonetics Research from its Service Provider Deep Packet Inspection Products report "Operator spending on deep packet inspection (DPI) solutions grew 23% to $728 million in 2013, and is forecast by Infonetics to top $2 billion in 2018 .. Sandvine leads 2013 DPI market share, buoyed by a surge of new customers and a number of follow-on orders; Allot, Cisco, and Procera round out the top 4".
Previously (Nov '13) Infonetics predicted a $2B market for 2017 (see "Infonetics: Embedded DPI Gets Traction" - here). See also "DPI Market Grew by 10% in 2013 ($278M Revenues for Allot, Procera and Sandvine)" - here.
More from Infonetics:
- Due to recent legal developments, net neutrality is now less of an issue in the U.S., but it remains a barrier to DPI investment in other markets, especially the European Union, which prohibits preferential treatment and bars traffic blocking and throttling
- Virtualization holds the potential to significantly change DPI deployment strategies over time, enabling DPI technology to be deployed more cost-effectively throughout the network
See "Operators look to embed deep packet inspection (DPI) in apps; Market growing to $2B by 2018" - here.