Operators look to embed deep packet inspection (DPI) in apps; Market growing to $2B by 2018

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Campbell, CALIFORNIA, April 22, 2014—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Service Provider Deep Packet Inspection Products report, which tracks deep packet inspection (DPI) software solutions and related hardware deployed in wireless and fixed-line networks.

DPI ANALYST NOTE

"The deep packet inspection (DPI) market, particularly the mobile opportunity, remains a dynamic one, with momentum driven by not only basic traffic management requirements, but also by the need to support new pricing and service offerings," says Shira Levine, directing analyst for service enablement and subscriber intelligence at Infonetics Research.

"As this occurs," Levine continues, "We're seeing continued interest in embedding DPI functionality in applications such as security, video optimization, and revenue and service assurance, which is driving demand for embedded solutions that provide advanced packet classification, such as Qosmos' ixEngine and Procera's NAVL."

DPI MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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
  • 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

DPI ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL FOR CLIENTS

Clients, log in to join Shira Levine April 30 at noon EDT for her latest DPI market recap and outlook, or view on demand: https://www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=850.

DPI REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics' biannual DPI report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for deep packet inspection products used in wireless and fixed-line service provider networks. Companies tracked: Allot, Arbor, Cisco, Huawei, Procera, Qosmos, Sandvine, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

Press Contact:
Shira Levine
Directing Analyst, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
Infonetics Research
(408) 583-3381
shira@infonetics.com
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