DPI Market to Top $1 Billion by 2012, Report Finds

Dec 11, 2008

Even as the wider economy falls, deep packet inspection is expected to grow considerably in the next few years, says Light Reading Insider

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the general economic downturn, the deep packet inspection (DPI) market is expected to grow significantly over the next five years, as network operators deploy products and technologies in the ramp-up to deliver next-generation services, according to the latest report from Light Reading Insider (www.lightreading.com/insider), a paid research service of TechWeb's Light Reading (www.lightreading.com).

Deep Packet Inspection: 2009 Market Forecast takes a close look at the ways leading DPI vendors have shifted their products and market positioning for future growth. The all-new report reviews the different types of service and applications that are enabled by DPI and deep packet capture (DPC), and it provides a five-year DPI market forecast. This report also looks at the emerging relationship between DPI and DPC and profiles and analyzes more than 20 companies in the DPI/DPC sector.

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"As a result of a surge of creativity and effort from vendors, DPI looks as if it has the potential to become a core technology in next-gen networks, underpinning service creation and delivery, security, and operations management," says Simon Sherrington, research analyst for Light Reading Insider and author of the report. "DPI has the potential -- if operator behavior is appropriate and enables positive regulatory frameworks to emerge -- to enjoy widespread, if not near universal, deployment."

A key growth factor is the consolidation of DPI and DPC, fulfilling technology promises, and the mergers and acquisitions of vendors, Sherrington notes. "Assuming vendors can meet the various challenges they face, expect a robust market growth in the coming years," he says. "Once one or two operators begin reaping the benefits DPI promises, others must follow or lose competitive edge."

Key findings of Deep Packet Inspection: 2009 Market Forecast include:

  • Worldwide revenues for DPI products are expected to reach the $1 billion mark by 2012.
  • Vendors are changing their product positioning to promote DPI as an engine for service differentiation and revenue growth.
  • Service providers still face the same imperatives to manage unwanted traffic in their networks, as well as spiraling volumes of wanted traffic -- a new issue for mobile operators.
  • Mobile operators will account for much of the DPI market's growth over the next five years, as mobile data services become more critical.

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