Openet Named Tops in Policy Management
April 4, 2013 - Aleks
A new report names Openet and Tekelec, as No. 1 and No. 2 in policy management, respectively.
The new study from Infonetics Research says that the global policy-management software market grew 32 percent in 2012, to $774 million. Policy solutions for 3G networks provided much of the momentum, though deployments for LTE networks are on the rise as operators integrate policy control to better monetize network investments.
“As operators increasingly look for ‘productized’ solutions that support the easy implementation of use cases and the ability to define and create their own policy rules, many are replacing their first-generation policy management solutions or adding additional policy functionality to augment what’s already in place," said Shira Levine, Infonetics Research’s directing analyst for service enablement and subscriber intelligence. “And we believe this is going to shrink the opportunity for many of the niche players with point solutions."
Infonetics believes that policy management will play a part in operators' M2M strategies and forecasts the global policy management market to grow to almost $2.4 billion in 2017.
It was just announced last week that Oracle plans to buy second-ranked vendor Tekelec, heating up the race for top of the heap in policy management.