Study: DPI Market May Jump to $2 Billion in 2016
The Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) market may increase to $2 billion in 2016, with most of the jump coming from the mobile sector, according to a new study. Infonetics (News - Alert) Research reports global DPI product revenue increased some 29 percent to more than $470 million during 2011.
“Though fixed-line operators continue to invest in deep packet inspection solutions for traffic management and to manage the impact of over-the-top (OTT) content on their networks, wireless operators are looking to DPI for more granular traffic management, including prioritization and strategic offload, and are starting to deploy DPI hand-in-hand with their LTE network upgrades,” Shira Levine, an analyst for Next Generation OSS and policy at Infonetics Research (News - Alert), said in a press release.
The DPI report follows standalone DPI vendors and solutions for wireless and fixed line networks, the firm said in a statement carried on TMCnet.
It was also reported that Huawei edged out Sandvine (News - Alert) to capture the top spot for global service provider DPI revenue share during 2011. Looking ahead, Infonetics Research predicts “strong growth” for service provider DPI products in emerging markets. These will take place in several regions, including the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
Operators will try to solve “network congestion caused by rapid subscriber growth, comply with regulatory requirements and support cybersecurity initiatives,” according to a statement from Infonetics Research.
It was also found that DPI was incorporated into large solutions, such as video optimization and mobile offload. These make for new opportunity for suppliers that offer DPI technology through Original Equipment Manufacturers.
Operators may use DPI for media caching, to select video content to support guaranteed QoS and for content delivery network strategy.
Infonetics Research produces a biannual DPI report. It offers data on market size, vendor market share, forecasts and analysis and trends for standalone DPI products used in wireless and fixed-line service provider networks. Some of the vendors which are followed include: Allot, Arbor, Cisco, CloudShield, Huawei, ipoque, Procera, Qosmos (News - Alert) and Sandvine.
North America, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa), Asia Pacific and CALA (Caribbean and Latin America) are among the areas of the world followed in the study, the firm said.
Edited by Braden Becker