The global market for mobile network monitoring and optimization will exceed $40 billion over the next five years, said ABI Research.
China will be driving the monitoring and optimization market because Chinese 4G leads worldwide traffic growth, including video.
“Widespread adoption of SSL-encryption changes the game from compression, transcoding and transrating to throttling, pacing and manipulating the Adaptive Bitrate Stream from the content provider to achieve operator goals,” said Joe Hoffman, practice director, Mobile Networks.
Mobile optimization is more important than ever and the advent of all IP services, including VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, LTE-U / LAA requires attention from the operator to assure better quality and experience to subscribers.
Network infrastructure vendors, including Ericsson, Nokia Networks and Alcatel-Lucent, offer their own or partnered solutions. Citrix ByteMobile and Openwave Mobility provide targeted and ready-to-use solutions for mobile broadband operators.