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Global Broadband Traffic Management: Business Case, Market Analysis, Roadmap and Forecast


December 2013




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Broadband, Broadband Wireless, LTE, Long Term Evolution, Broadband Management, Broadband Traffic Management, Traffic Management Business Case, Broadband Traffic Management Vendors, Broadband Traffic Management Forecast


Driven by the growing surge for mobile broadband, wireless carriers worldwide are investing in traffic management as an economically efficient solution to expand network capacity and coverage. Wireless data traffic is a particularly fast growing area due to the perfect storm of several factors including price competition, expanded capacity through LTE, emphasis on operator growth through data plan expansion, and increasing smartphone penetration.

With this coming data tsunami, mobile network operators will need automation in order to efficiently manage their large networks, which consist tens of thousands of base station with hundreds of settings each. Internet and data services backbone providers will likewise be challenged in the near future as a massive amount of data traffic will be introduced into the network.

The report covers the following topics:

  • Business Case for Broadband traffic management: An assessment of the business case for broadband traffic management
  • Technology Review: A review of the underlying technology supporting broadband and traffic management solutions
  • A Review of Carrier broadband traffic management deployments: A review of major Carrier broadband traffic management solution deployments by Carriers worldwide
  • Carrier and Vendor Strategies: An analysis of how Carriers and vendors will position themselves to capitalize on broadband traffic management opportunity in the LTE world
  • Market Analysis and Forecasts: A global and regional assessment of the market size and forecasts for the Carrier broadband traffic management market from 2014 to 2019
  • Carrier broadband traffic management Industry Roadmap 2014-2019: An analysis of the roadmap for the industry to 2019

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.

Key Findings

  • Broadband management market will grow at a CAGR of 50% over the next five years
  • Video continues to drive traffic growth and will exceed 65 percent of all the mobile traffic by 2015 with 70% CAGR 2014-2019
  • LTE will cause a supply glut in terms of data capacity, which will drive down prices substantially and increase demand significantly

Target Audience

  • Investment Firms
  • Application Developers
  • Mobile Device Vendors
  • Mobile Network Carriers
  • Service Bureau Companies
  • WiFi Infrastructure Vendors
  • Wireless Infrastructure Vendors
  • Small Cell Infrastructure Vendors
  • Telecom Managed Service Providers

Companies in Report

ADTRAN, Airvana, Alcatel-Lucent, Aptilo, Cisco, Ericsson, Google, NIL, Qwilt, Torres Networks, YouTube

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Executive Summary
  • Topics Covered
  • Key Findings
  • Key Questions Answered
  • Target Audience
  • Companies
  • Chapter 2: Carrier Broadband Traffic Management Technology
  • What is Traffic Management
  • The Broadband Development
  • 2G Broadband
  • 3G Broadband
  • LTE, 4G and Beyond Broadband
  • Case Study: Broadband Demands and Traffic Management
  • High Speed Data and Broadband Management
  • Bandwidth Management
  • Social Media Data Management
  • Peak Periods and Broadband Management
  • Peer-to-Peer Services and File Sharing Management
  • Understanding User's Behavior in LTE Networks and its Impact on the BBTM
  • Video over LTE
  • Broadband in LTE
  • Machine to Machine Communication (M2M) and Data Management
  • Internet of Things
  • Charging in LTE
  • IP Multimedia System (IMS) Charging
  • Multimedia Sessions
  • Chapter 3: The Business Case for Carrier Broadband Management
  • Key Market Drivers
  • The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband
  • The Use of Real-Time Charging
  • Real Time Charging for Cloud-Operation
  • Carriers Methods to Control Peak Periods
  • Heavy Users Management
  • Giving Priority to Certain Applications
  • Fair-Usage Policies (FUP)
  • The Carrier Broadband Management Industry Roadmap 2014-2019
  • Global Market 2013-2014
  • 2014-2017: LTE Era
  • 2017-2019: Beyond LTE
  • Vendor Product Portfolio and Strategy
  • NIL
  • Qwilt
  • Airvana
  • Aptilo
  • Torres Networks
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Cisco
  • Chapter 4: Market Analysis and Forecasts
  • The Global Carrier Broadband Management Market: 2014-2019
  • Carrier Broadband Traffic Management by Region: 2014-2019
  • Asia Pacific
  • America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Europe
  • Global Broadband Usage and Smart Offloading 2014-2019
  • The Expansion of Broadband by 2020
  • Mobile Data Traffic Growth by Application 2014-2019
  • What Carrier Should Focus on in Broadband Traffic Management in the Next Five Years
  • Mobile Video
  • Charging Methods
  • Changes in BSS/OSS Models

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Asia Pacific Market 2014-2019
  • Table 2: US Market 2014-2019
  • Table 3: Middle East and Africa Market 2014-2019
  • Table 4: Europe Market 2014-2019

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Normal User Peak Usage vs Normal Business Peak
  • Figure 2: Streaming Media vs Downloading Media
  • Figure 3: Off-Peak and Peak Time Periods
  • Figure 4: Charging Sessions
  • Figure 5: Fair Usage Limits
  • Figure 6: Policy Management Software Market 2013-2019
  • Figure 7: Real-Time BSS Market Revenues 2013-2018
  • Figure 8 Mobile Data Traffic Growth to 2020
  • Figure 9: Asia Pacific Market 2014-2019
  • Figure 10: US Market 2014-2019
  • Figure 11: Middle East and Africa Market 2014-2019
  • Figure 12: Mobile Data Offloading via WiFi within a Carrier Network
  • Figure 13: Worldwide Mobile Data Usage