Huawei leads service provider deep packet inspection product market, ahead of Sandvine

Telecom Lead India: Huawei leads the service provider
deep packet inspection (DPI) product market in 2011.


Huawei narrowly pulled ahead of Sandvine to take the lead
in global service provider DPI revenue share in 2011.


Service provider DPI product revenue grew 29 percent to
over $470 million worldwide in 2011.


Infonetics Research forecasts the service provider DPI
market to grow to $2.0 billion in 2016, with the bulk of the growth coming from
the mobile space.


DPI is increasingly being incorporated into larger
solutions, such as video optimization and mobile offload, creating
opportunities for suppliers that offer DPI technology on an OEM basis.


Operators are evaluating alternatives to blocking
high-bandwidth video content, including using DPI for media caching, to
prioritize select video content to support guaranteed QoS and as part of a
content delivery network strategy.


Infonetics expects significant growth for service provider
DPI products in emerging markets in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.
Operators are looking at addressing network congestion caused by rapid
subscriber growth, comply with regulatory requirements, and support
cybersecurity initiatives.


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,” said Shira Levine, directing analyst for next gen OSS and
policy at Infonetics Research.


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