Comverse regains lead in convergent charging market, ahead of Huawei and Ericsson

Telecom Lead America: Comverse has regained the revenue
lead in the convergent charging market.

Huawei and Ericsson are close behind.

Amdocs is ramping up its market share over the past year.

Infonetics Research said the global convergent charging
market, including software and services, is likely to grow to $3.9 billion by

Asia Pacific and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) are the
leading regions for convergent charging activity, together accounting for over
80 percent of total revenue in 2011.

Network upgrades such as LTE are driving investment in
convergent charging, as operators seek to monetize their technology

Some operators in fast-growing regions are purchasing
out-of-the-box solutions that will likely run into scalability issues as
subscriber growth and transaction volumes ramp up, leading to convergent
charging replacement activity in the future.

We expect operators to spend a cumulative $14 billion over
the next 5 years on convergent charging software and services, and the vendors
in this space are jockeying to position themselves to capture that opportunity.
Many are integrating their solution portfolios with policy management
capabilities to enable flexible service bundles that better tie the amount of
bandwidth consumed to the price charged,” said Shira Levine, directing analyst
for next gen OSS and policy at Infonetics Research.

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