|By Business Wire||
|December 3, 2013 08:20 PM EST||
Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2013 Policy Management Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, which provides insights into the investment drivers, strategies, and integration efforts of operators deploying policy management solutions, as well as their thoughts on leading policy vendors.
“Bandwidth management continues to be a primary driver behind policy management spending, but this year’s survey confirms once again that policy is expanding beyond its traditional realm, assuming a key role in operators’ strategies around innovative services and pricing,” notes Shira Levine, directing analyst for service enablement and subscriber intelligence at Infonetics.
Levine adds: “This shift is driving new requirements for policy solution capabilities, with flexibility and scalability becoming increasingly important and causing some major shifts in the vendor landscape as operators swap out systems that aren’t meeting their needs.”
POLICY MANAGEMENT SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
- When asked to identify the top business drivers behind their policy management investments, survey respondents put bandwidth management functions at the top of the list; service creation and revenue generation also received high ratings
- Usage-based services, advanced subscriber control, and bandwidth on demand led the list of use cases again, while voice over IP and M2M gained momentum compared to Infonetics’ 2012 policy survey
- Flexibility constraints are the #1 reason operators are replacing their existing policy management systems
- Marketing teams continue to hold key roles in the policy management decision-making process at many operators
- For the 2nd year in a row, respondents named Openet as a top policy management vendor, followed by Oracle/Tekelec, and Huawei
WEBINAR: MONETIZING SUBSCRIBER DATA
Join Shira Levine Dec. 17 for Monetizing Subscriber Data to Drive Big Revenue, a live event that looks at the innovative ways in which operators are generating revenue from subscriber data: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=721562&s=1&k=9B012C4850E9F8F52E1E76278CE6C086
INFONETICS POLICY SURVEY SYNOPSIS
For its 23-page policy management survey, Infonetics interviewed 24 service providers in EMEA, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America that have deployed policy management or plan to by the end of 2014. The study provides insights into policy investment drivers, applications, integration efforts, solution criteria, supplier criteria, vendor familiarity, and ratings of policy suppliers. Vendors mentioned include Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, Cisco, Comverse, EMC, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper, Openet, Oracle/Tekelec, Redknee/NSN, Sandvine, ZTE, others. To buy the survey, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
- Infonetics Service Enablement & Subscriber Intelligence research brief: http://bit.ly/1bEs43Y
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- Carrier capex increasing 6% in 2013, ignited by BRIC countries; revenue to hit $2 trillion
- VoLTE, personalization and monetization powering momentum in SDM
- Mobile device usage driving investment in deep packet inspection; Sandvine reclaims #1 spot
- Policy management software will pass $1 billion in 2013; key to monetization, VoLTE, SDN
- APIs playing key role in service delivery platform and M2M markets
- Vendor consolidation continues in mobile M2M module market
RECENT AND UPCOMING RESEARCH
- Infonetics’ 2014 Market Research Lineup
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- Analyst Note: SDP Summit: Is B2B the Way Forward?
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- Data Center Firewalls: The New Performance Requirements (Dec. 10: Attend)
- Unified Communications in the Cloud (Dec. 12: Attend)
- Monetizing Subscriber Data to Drive Big Revenue (Dec. 17: Attend)
- The Why and How of Integrating Policy and Charging Platforms (2014: Sponsor)
- Incorporating Policy and Charging Control into SDNs (2014: Sponsor)
- Leveraging Policy to Support CEM Strategies (2014: Sponsor)
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