Openet leads policy management software market, ahead of Huawei, Tekelec and Amdocs

March 28, 2012 - Openet

Openet is leading the policy management software market in 2011, followed by Huawei, Tekelec and Amdocs. Sales of policy management software market grew 41 percent to $589 million 2011. Operators in developed markets continue to make policy vendor selections in line with LTE trials and deployments.

More operators are using policy solutions to generate revenue from new services and to optimize the subscriber experience, as opposed to using policy control as a stick to restrict subscribers' usage of their networks.

Infonetics forecasts the policy management market to cross $1.9 billion by 2016.  The majority of policy management spending is in the wireless market.
A number of policy deployments are being made to address near-term concerns and specific pain points like network congestion, the desire to deliver value-added services, and the need to comply with regulatory needs.

"As policy management's applications broaden, we'll see continued strong growth in the market over the next several years, along with additional vendor consolidation as the market matures," said Shira Levine, directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy at Infonetics Research.
Infonetics said vendor market share shifts in 2012 due in large part to mergers and acquisitions, particularly Amdocs' 2011 acquisition of Bridgewater.
Operators will use policy management to launch new capabilities via secure APIs with third-parties, such as guaranteed video quality for streaming video for over-the-top providers.
The skyrocketing number of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections over the next several years will drive growth in the policy management market, as operators use policy solutions to identify, track, and manage M2M traffic.


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