Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Infonetics: Deep Packet Inspection Segment is Hot

Driven largely by the mobile segment, spending on standalone DPI solutions to grow 30% year-over-year in 2013, according to a new report from Infonetics.  Mobile operators are turning to deep packet inspection (DPI) to better manage bandwidth use and to create innovative and bundled services.

As devices become more sophisticated, subscribers are using more bandwidth-intensive services such as video, and that trend will only intensify as operators roll out their LTE networks,” notes Shira Levine, directing analyst for service enablement and subscriber intelligence at Infonetics Research. “This is driving investment in DPI, often in conjunction with adjacent functionality such as policy, analytics, and real-time charging, to better monetize that usage and create more compelling offerings for the customer.”

Some highlights of the report:

  • The concept of "DPI inside" is gaining traction as manufacturers embed DPI into larger solutions such as video optimization, content charging, and service assurance.
  • Sandvine passed Allot to take the lead in the DPI market in the first half of 2013 (1H13).