SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

October 22, 2009 13:45 ET

Infonetics Research: Deployment activity picking up in fast-growing policy server market

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - Infonetics Research ( released the second edition of its biannual Policy Servers market size, share, and forecast report, which tracks fixed line and 3G broadband, WiMAX, and LTE wireless policy server software.


"Policy servers remain a key part of operators' strategies for managing bandwidth consumption and pricing resources, and also are increasingly being used to enhance and differentiate applications, reduce churn and increase ARPU. As a result, operators' IT and marketing departments are recognizing the value that policy servers can provide to their service offerings and the overall customer experience, and are playing a more prominent role in policy control decisions and implementations," explains Shira Levine, directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy at Infonetics Research.


--  Worldwide sales of policy server software are forecast to grow to
    $1.12 billion in 2013
--  While the policy server market experienced a slight slowdown in the
    first half of 2009 due to adverse economic conditions, RFI and RFP activity
    has picked up, with sizable deals expected late this year and early next
--  In a tight race for policy server market share leadership, Alcatel-
    Lucent, Bridgewater, Camiant, Ericsson, Juniper, and Nokia Siemens together
    own 70%+ of the worldwide market
--  As mobile operators increasingly use policy servers to manage 3G data
    network resources and authorize subscribers accessing streaming video,
    ringtones, games and other applications, the amount they spend on policy
    servers will quickly dwarf that of cable operators and fixed line telcos
--  WiMAX and LTE deployments will drive significant long-term growth in
    the wireless policy server segment


Infonetics' policy servers report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, analysis, and forecasts through 2013 for fixed-line and wireless (3G broadband, WiMAX, and LTE) policy server software licenses and manufacturer revenue.

Market share is provided for Alcatel-Lucent, Bridgewater, Camiant, Ericsson, Juniper, Nokia Siemens, and others. The report also tracks policy server products manufactured by BroadHop, ComAbility, Kabria Charging, Openet, Redknee, Telcordia, Unipier, VoluBill, and others.


For report details and table of contents, log on or join: From the portal, go to RESEARCH, then NEXT GEN OSS AND POLICY.


--  Larry Howard, Vice President:, +1 408-583-3335
--  Scott Coyne, Senior Account Director, Eastern North America, Europe,
    Middle East:, +1 408-583-3395


-- Policy Server Vendor Ratings: Global Service Provider Survey (coming November 2009)

-- Oracle, IBM receive high marks from service providers in service delivery platform survey

-- Operators increasing spending on subscriber data management to improve bottom line

-- Service delivery platform sales doubling by 2013

-- Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

Contact Information

  • Shira Levine
    Directing Analyst, Next Gen OSS and Policy
    Infonetics Research
    +1 408-583-3381
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