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Diameter Signalling Control: Market Analysis & Forecasts

  • Published: November 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 70 Pages
  • ARCchart

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A global assessment of Diameter Signalling Control (DSC) products, providing insight into the market drivers, barriers, vendors strategies and prospects for the industry.

The Diameter protocol is an extension of, and replacement for, the renowned Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) protocol for Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA). Driven by the transition from 2G/3G to LTE networks, ARCchart expects DSC product sales to account for nearly $500 million in revenue by the end of 2017, representing a CAGR of nearly 90% over the next four years.
Given its enhanced reliability, scalability, security and flexibility over legacy protocols, Diameter has been chosen as the de-facto signalling protocol in all next generation fixed and mobile IP-based networks, such as IMS and the LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network.
The on-going adoption of signalling intensive applications on smartphones and tablets, such as social networking, is creating a flood of network signalling. Consequently, operators are taking a proactive stance towards managing the signalling tsunami as they plan their future LTE and IMS rollouts. By 2017, ARCchart expects mobile network READ MORE >

A. INTRODUCTION
A.1 What is Diameter?
A.2 The Need for AAA Protocols
A.3 A Brief History of the Diameter Protocol
A.4 The Drawbacks of Legacy AAA Protocols
Scalability
Transmission Unreliability
Fail Over Mechanisms
Ability to Exchange Node Capabilities
Load Balancing Procedures
Transmission Layer Security
Auditability
Roaming Support
A.5 De-Facto Standard for AAA in Mobile Broadband Networks
A.6 The Evolution from Circuit-Switched to All IP Mobile Broadband Networks
TDM Still Prevalent for Mobile Voice and Messaging
The Migration towards LTE
The Emergence of SIP and Diameter
A.7 Diameter Signalling Architecture within IMS and EPC
Diameter Signalling Interfaces
Elements Involved in a Diameter Transaction
A.8 The Need for Diameter Signalling Control Functionality
A.9 Key Market Drivers
LTE and IMS Rollouts
Smartphone and Tablet Adoption
The Rise of Mobile Applications
Battery Saving Mechanisms
Tiered Price Plans
The Threat of Signalling Storms
A.10 Market Barriers
CapEx Commitments by Operators
Network Integration & Management Challenges
Support for Legacy Protocol Interworking
B. DIAMETER SIGNALLING CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
B.1 Diameter Signalling Control Node Categories
Diameter Routing Agent (DRA)
Diameter Edge Agent (DEA)
Diameter Signalling Controller (DSC)
B.2 Diameter Signalling Control Use Cases
Centralised Traffic Routing
Roaming Across LTE and 2G/3G Networks
HSS Address Resolution
PCRF Binding
Signalling Performance Monitoring
B.3 Industry Roadmap: 2012 – 2017
Q1’2011 – Q4’2011: Early DSC Deployments
Q2’2012 – Q4’2014: Support for Advanced Features - Roaming and Interoperability
Q1’2015 – Q4’2017: Maturity – Virtualised and Centralised Solutions
B.4 Operator Case Study: Verizon Wireless
Verizon’s LTE Footprint
DSC Deployment
Signalling Outage
Will DSC Deployment Prevent Future Outages?
C. VENDOR ASSESSMENT
C.1 Legacy SS7 and Signalling Vendors
Diametriq (Previously IntelliNet Technologies)
PT
Tekelec
Ulticom
C.2 Policy and Control Vendors
Amdocs
Comptel
Openet
C.3 IP and SBC Vendors
Acme Packet
Cisco
F5 Networks/Traffix Systems
C.4 Wireless Network Infrastructure Vendors
Alcatel-Lucent
Ericsson
Huawei
C.5 Other Vendors
D. MARKET SIZE & FORECASTS
D.1 Assessing Diameter Signalling Traffic Growth
Global Diameter Signalling Traffic: 2011 – 2017
DSC Message Type
DSC Service Type
Take-up of VoLTE
Regional Breakdown
D.2 The Global DSC Product Market
DSC Product Revenue: 2012 - 2017
Regional Breakdown of Revenue
DSC Product Licenses
License ASP
License Regional Breakdown
D.3 Regional Market Outlook
North America
Diameter Signalling Traffic Volume
LTE Subscriptions
DSC Product Revenue & Licenses
Asia Pacific
Diameter Signalling Traffic Volume
LTE Subscriptions
DSC Product Revenue & Licenses
Western Europe
Diameter Signalling Traffic Volume
LTE Subscriptions
DSC Product Revenue & Licenses
Eastern Europe
Diameter Signalling Traffic Volume
LTE Subscriptions
DSC Product Revenue & Licenses
Middle East & Africa
Diameter Signalling Traffic Volume
LTE Subscriptions
DSC Product Revenue & Licenses
Latin & Central America
Diameter Signalling Traffic Volume
LTE Subscriptions
DSC Product Revenue & Licenses

List of Figures
Figure 1 - Schematic of AAA network functions
Figure 2 – Mobile network subscriptions, by technology: 2011 – 2017
Figure 3 – Diameter signalling architecture and major interfaces within IMS and EPC
Figure 4 – Diameter signalling architecture interfaces
Figure 5 – Daily throughput of carrier network data traffic, by region: 2011 – 2017
Figure 6 – LTE subscriptions, by region: 2011 – 2017
Figure 7 – Smartphone and tablet shipments: 2011 – 2017
Figure 8 – Mobile operator CapEx, by region: 2011 – 2017
Figure 9 – Diameter signalling control elements within IMS and EPC
Figure 10 – Centralised vs. distributed Diameter signalling network architecture
Figure 11 – Diameter signalling control product industry roadmap 2011 - 2017
Figure 12 – Verizon Wireless’ LTE subscriptions: 2011 – 2017
Figure 13 – Global Diameter signalling traffic volume: 2011 – 2017
Figure 14 – Global Diameter signalling traffic volume, by message type: 2011 – 2017
Figure 15 – Global Diameter signalling traffic volume, by service type: 2011 – 2017
Figure 16 – Diameter signalling message volume, by service type: 2011 – 2017
Figure 17 – LTE and VoLTE subscriptions compared: 2011 – 2017
Figure 18 –VoLTE Subscriptions as a proportion of LTE subscriptions: 2011 – 2017
Figure 19 – Diameter signalling traffic volume, by region: 2011 – 2017
Figure 20 - Global DSC product revenue: 2011 – 2017
Figure 21 - Global DSC product revenue, by region: 2011 – 2017
Figure 22 - Global DSC product licences: 2011 – 2017
Figure 23 – Average DSC license price: 2011 – 2017
Figure 24 - Global DSC product licences by region: 2011 – 2017
Figure 25 – Average DSC license cost by region: 2011 – 2017
Figure 26 – North America Diameter signalling traffic volume: 2011 – 2017
Figure 27 – North America LTE Subscriptions: 2011 – 2017
Figure 28 - North America DSC product revenue: 2011 – 2017
Figure 29 - North America DSC product licences: 2011 – 2017
Figure 30 – Asia Pacific Diameter signalling traffic volume: 2011 – 2017
Figure 31 – LTE Subscriptions in Asia Pacific: 2011 – 2017 (Millions)
Figure 32 - Asia Pacific DSC product revenue: 2011 – 2017
Figure 33 - Asia Pacific DSC product licences: 2011 – 2017
Figure 34 – Western Europe Diameter signalling traffic volume: 2011 – 2017
Figure 35 – Western Europe LTE Subscriptions: 2011 – 2017
Figure 36 - Western Europe DSC product revenue: 2011 – 2017
Figure 37 - Western Europe DSC product licences: 2011 – 2017
Figure 38 – Eastern Europe Diameter signalling traffic volume: 2011 – 2017
Figure 39 – Eastern Europe LTE subscriptions: 2011 – 2017
Figure 40 - Eastern Europe DSC product revenue: 2011 – 2017
Figure 41 - Eastern Europe DSC product licences: 2011 – 2017
Figure 42 – Middle East & Africa Diameter signalling traffic volume: 2011 – 2017
Figure 43 – Middle East & Africa LTE subscriptions: 2011 – 2017
Figure 44 - Middle East & Africa DSC product revenue: 2011 – 20
Figure 45 - Middle East & Africa DSC product licences: 2011 – 2017
Figure 46 – Latin & Central America Diameter signalling traffic volume: 2011 – 2017
Figure 47 – Latin & Central America LTE subscriptions: 2011 – 2017
Figure 48 - Latin & Central America DSC product revenue: 2011 – 2017
Figure 49 - Latin & Central America DSC product licences: 2011 – 2017

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- Broadhop
- Bytemobile
- Centernet
- China Mobile
- Cisco
- Comptel
- Deutsche Telekom
- Diametriq
- DNA
- EMT Estonia
- Ericsson
- Etisalat
- Everything Everywhere
- F5 Networks
- Facebook
- Hi3G
- HP
- Huawei
- Hutchison 3G Austria
- IBM
- IntelliNet Technologies
- Jinny Software
- KDDI
- Korea Telecom
- K-Telecom
- LG Uplus
- LMT
- MetroPCS
- mobilkom Austria
- Mobyland
- Netcom
- NTT DoCoMo
- Omnitel
- Open Mobile
- Openet
- Oracle
- Orange (France Telecom)
- Pokkomtel
- PT
- redhat
- Rogers Communications
- Saudi Telecom Company
- SK Telecom
- Sky Brazil
- Sonus Networks
- Syniverse
- TDC Mobil
- Tekelec
- Tele2 Sweden
- Telefonica 02
- Telefónica Germany
- TeliaSonera
- Telstra Global
- Telus Mobility
- Tieto
- TMN
- T-Mobile
- T-Mobile Austria
- T-Mobile Global
- T-Mobile Hungary
- T-Mobile USA
- Traffix Systems
- Transaction Network Services
- Ulticom
- Verizon Communications
- Verizon Wireless
- Viva Kuwait
- Vodafone D2 (Germany)
- Vodafone Global
- Vodafone Portugal
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