SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

September 30, 2011 14:24 ET

Infonetics Research: Amdocs acquisition of Bridgewater changes policy management game; $1.6B market by 2015

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 30, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its latest Policy Management market size, market share, and forecast report, which tracks policy management software deployed in wireless networks (3G broadband, WiMAX, LTE) and in fixed-line broadband and cable broadband networks.

"The acquisition of Bridgewater Systems by Amdocs marks a shift in the policy management market by creating an integrated policy/charging solution backed by a large, well-established vendor with a strong sales force. Going forward, solutions that integrate policy management with charging and some degree of subscriber awareness will become table stakes, as operators move beyond basic bandwidth management into value-added services and innovative pricing models. Suppliers without that capability will be at a significant disadvantage," believes Shira Levine, directing analyst for next gen OSS and policy at Infonetics Research.


  • The policy management market is heating up as a growing number of operators deploy policy solutions to address near-term concerns like network congestion, deliver value-added services, and comply with regulatory requirements, on top of the many operators deploying policy management during their LTE trials and deployments
  • Infonetics expects the global policy management software market to jump 49% in 2011 over 2010, and to hit $1.61 billion in 2015
  • Global revenue from policy management software deployed in mobile networks is forecast by Infonetics to nearly triple in the 5 years from 2011 to 2015, driven by operators seeking to:
    • Manage bandwidth usage during peak hours to alleviate strain on shared RAN resources caused by 3G and PC-based data services
    • Offload traffic onto WiFi networks
    • Enable advanced subscriber controls and variable charging based on time of day or subscriber profile
    • Create specialized service packages around specific applications or services, such as social networking or high definition video
    • Control rating and charging for mobile broadband roaming and day passes
    • Deliver over-the-air provisioning of modems/CPE and support QoS requirements associated with delivering voice services over WiMAX and LTE networks
    • Support convergent services that span fixed and mobile networks
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will be a key driver in the policy management market, as operators deploy solutions to identify and track M2M traffic and apply policy rules based on the nature of the transaction, time of day, network congestion, and other factors

Infonetics' biannual Policy Management report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts, and market analysis for policy management software deployed in fixed-line broadband and cable broadband networks, and in 3G broadband, WiMAX, and LTE mobile networks. Vendors tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, BandWD, Bridgewater Systems, Broadhop, ComAbility, Comarch, Comptel, Comverse, Elitecore, Ericsson, FTS, HP, Huawei, Intec, Intracom, Juniper, Nokia Siemens, Openet, Redknee, Tango, Tekelec (Camiant), Telcordia, VBS, others.


Download prospectuses, tables of contents, highlights, etc. at (see NEXT GEN OSS AND POLICY for 2011 and new 2012 services).


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.

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