Market intelligence company ABI Research said that mobile broadband and the high speed performance of LTE means the market for mobile network monitoring and optimisation will be worth over $40 billion over the next five years.
And it’s China that’s leading the rush – with widespread adoption of SSL encryption being a game changer.
Practice director Joe Hoffman believes that mobile optimisation will become more important than ever before.
“The advent of all IP services, including VoLTE, VoWi-Fi and LTE-U require close attention from the operator,” he said. “All leading network infrastructure vendors, including Ericsson, Nokia Networks and Alcatel-Lucent, offer their own or partnered solutions. Likewise, the independents, such as Citrix, ByteMobile and Openwave Mobility, provide differentiated, targeted and ready-to-use solutions for every mobile broadband operator.”
ABI believes that capacity improvement will be such that there will be virtually free network and spectrum gear.