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Palo Alto, CA, United States, 2008/07/24 - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Testing Opportunity: DPI, finds that the market earned revenues of $72.3 million in 2007 and estimates this to reach $197.8 million in 2014.
In the past, deep packet inspection (DPI) vendors have used in-house platforms for testing. However in 2007, Service Providers (SPs) benchmarking the capabilities of various DPI vendors, has made it necessary for third-party tools to give an impartial analysis. The demand for third-party validation has given a leg up to the DPI test equipment market.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (testandmeasurement.frost.com), Testing Opportunity: DPI, finds that the market earned revenues of $72.3 million in 2007 and estimates this to reach $197.8 million in 2014.
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"As SPs continue to roll out DPI solutions and applications, they would like to know the efficacy of their DPI solutions," says Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Olga Yashkova. "SPs also need to make sure if the DPI tools work according to specifications as well as applications parameters."
SPs' desire to guarantee quality of service (QoS) boosts the demand for DPI test equipment for voice and video traffic. It remains essential for SPs to offer superior QoS on every application and eliminate issues such as peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic and bit-error, giving DPI test equipment vendors reasons to celebrate.
In line with SPs' need to test DPI tools, DPI test equipment vendors have opportunities to promote existing testing technologies. However, vendors have to create an authentic environment with both kinds of traffic – classifiable and non-classifiable – and emulate the behavior of thousands of subscribers to conduct realistic and repeated testing. They will achieve further success by ensuring shorter time to market.
With the deployment of DPI devices, SPs look to manage their bandwidth better in order to deliver more revenue-generating services like video. Aiming to offer better QoS for video and voice services, SPs also hope to provide excellent end-user experiences for other services like P2P as well as gaming media.
Although the P2P still accounts for the highest percent of broadband subscriber growth, SPs block the traffic or streamline it in a way that helps them manage the available bandwidth more intelligently. The networks have to constantly deal with new types of bandwidth-heavy traffic of unknown sources. The multitude of applications and services on offer makes it difficult for both SPs and test and measurement vendors to keep up with the traffic.
"DPI test equipment cannot test services or devices in isolation because that would mean that they are dealing with just one type of traffic," notes Yashkova. "In order to really test the service, vendors have to simulate multiple types of traffic that truly reflect the real subscriber or network environment and have to perform other services simultaneously in the same environment."
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Testing Opportunity: DPI