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February 09, 2015 07:00 ET

Infonetics: Diameter Signaling Controller Market Soared 81 Percent in 2014 on the Wings of LTE

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - February 09, 2015) - Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), today reported that the Diameter signaling control market will grow threefold between 2014 and 2018, to $1.3 billion.

Infonetics' Diameter Signaling Control report tracks Diameter signaling controllers, which handle and secure the exponentially increasing Diameter signaling traffic on service provider networks triggered by mobile IP data and voice services.

"Developed as the next-generation signaling protocol, Diameter has begun to permeate networks, driven by increasing LTE usage and the emergence of VoLTE (voice over LTE). As a result, the Diameter market spiked 81 percent in 2014 from the previous year," said Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research.

Myers added: "The Diameter vendor landscape is beginning to shake out, and it's a tight race at the top between Huawei, F5 and Oracle. We see a strengthening of Ericsson and a push from Alcatel-Lucent, Sonus and now Mavenir with its acquisition of Ulticom. The consolidation continues, and we expect even more in 2015."


  • Globally, the Diameter signaling control market totaled $381 million in 2014, an increase of 81 percent over 2013
  • The top use case for Diameter signaling control in 2014 was once again centralized routing, but roaming via DEA (Diameter Edge Agent) was right behind
  • North America accounted for over a third of Diameter signaling controller revenue in 2014, followed by EMEA and Asia Pacific
    • Growth in the regions is predominantly tied to rising LTE subscribers, however in EMEA, where there are many more operators, the need for signaling controllers for roaming is having an impact
  • Infonetics looks for Diameter signaling controllers to be implemented as VNFs (virtual network functions) beginning in 2015, with North American operators and a few European mobile operators leading the way

Infonetics' annual diameter signaling control report provides worldwide and regional market size and forecasts through 2019 of manufacturer revenue and transactions/second licenses for Diameter signaling controllers, which provide centralized routing, traffic management and load-balancing in IMS and mobile broadband networks. The report includes market analysis, trends and a Diameter deployment tracker. Companies tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, BroadForward, Dialogic, Diametriq (Intellinet), Ericsson, F5 Networks, Huawei, Openet, Oracle, Sonus Networks (PT), Ulticom (Mavenir) and others. To purchase the report, contact Infonetics:

Clients are invited to join Diane Myers live or on-demand Feb. 9 at noon Eastern for a Diameter signaling market update:

Join Infonetics analyst Diane Myers Feb. 10 at 11:00 AM Eastern for Migrating IMS to the Cloud with NFV. Attend the free live event or replay at:



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  • Migrating IMS to the Cloud with NFV (Feb. 10: Attend)
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  • Diameter Signaling Control for Next-Gen Networks (June 2: Sponsor)


North America (West), Asia Pacific:
Larry Howard +1 408-583-3335

North America (East, Midwest), Latin America, EMEA:
Scott Coyne +1 408-583-3395

Greater China, Southeast Asia, India: 大中华区
Jeffrey Song +86 21-3919-8505

Japan 日本
Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics +81 3-6408-5566

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Infonetics Research, now part of IHS (NYSE: IHS), 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. Follow Infonetics on Twitter for the latest headlines:

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  • News Media Contact:

    Diane Myers
    Principal Analyst, VoIP, UC, and IMS
    Infonetics Research
    Email contact
    Twitter: @dianemyers
    +1 408-583-3391