Openet leads policy management software market, ahead of Huawei, Tekelec and Amdocs

Telecom Lead India: Openet is leading the policy
management software market in 2011, followed by Huawei, Tekelec and Amdocs.
Sales of policy management software market grew 41 percent to $589 million
2011. Operators in developed markets continue to make policy vendor selections
in line with LTE trials and deployments.

More operators are using policy solutions to generate
revenue from new services and to optimize the subscriber experience, as opposed
to using policy control as a stick to restrict subscribers’ usage of their

Infonetics forecasts the policy management market to
cross $1.9 billion by 2016.  The majority of policy management spending is
in the wireless market.

A number of policy deployments are being made to address
near-term concerns and specific pain points like network congestion, the desire
to deliver value-added services, and the need to comply with regulatory needs.

As policy management’s applications broaden, we’ll see
continued strong growth in the market over the next several years, along with
additional vendor consolidation as the market matures,” said Shira Levine,
directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy at Infonetics Research.

Infonetics said vendor market share shifts in 2012 due in
large part to mergers and acquisitions, particularly Amdocs’ 2011 acquisition
of Bridgewater.

Operators will use policy management to launch new
capabilities via secure APIs with third-parties, such as guaranteed video
quality for streaming video for over-the-top providers.

The skyrocketing number of machine-to-machine (M2M)
connections over the next several years will drive growth in the policy
management market, as operators use policy solutions to identify, track, and
manage M2M traffic.

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