Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Video monetization and optimization 2014 market share update

As it is now customary, I am releasing today an end of year market share update for video monetization and optimization deployments. You can find here the market shares released in the spring if you want to compare the vendors' progression.

As usual, I provide market share calculations in term of deployment per vendor, the unit being one operator / country. For instance, Verizon Wireless counts for one deployment, even though the operator might deploy 40+ data centres. Groups such as Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom or Telefonica count for each of the properties where the technology is deployed.

This update is characterized by an acceleration of adoption and deployment of the technology in emerging and growth markets, together with replacements either on a per property or group-wide for tier one mature market groups. New categories of deployments, from MVNO to interconnect providers are also making their appearance, while some operators are also turning off the capability.

Large telecom equipment manufacturers have mostly abandoned their in-house projects and are relying on the vendors in this segment for video management, as illustrated by recent partnerships (Skyfire/Huawei, Flash Networks/Nokia, Openwave/Cisco...others unannounced).

Market shares

  1. Citrix
    Citrix’ market share is 31%. The company has grown with the market in the period. Citrix regains the market leadership in deployment with this update.
  2. Flash Networks
    Flash Network’s market share is 30% . The company has lost market share since the last update, and is sliding in second position.
  3. Openwave Mobility
    Openwave Mobility's market share is 12%. The company has grown the fastest of all vendors since the last update.
  4. Nokia, Opera & Vantrix
    Nokia, Opera and Vantrix market share are 6% each. Nokia has grown, Opera remains stable and Vantrix decreased market share since the last update.
  5. Others
    Allot, Avvasi, Venturi, (in alphabetical order) share the remaining 9%.
The market share calculations are based on a proprietary {Core Analysis} database, collecting data such as vendors, resellers, value of the deployment in term of total cost of ownership for the operator, operator name, country and region. These data are cross-referenced from vendors' and operators' individual disclosures. This database also includes over 130 opportunities in video optimization that are at different stage of maturity (internal evaluation, vendor trial, RFI, RFx...) and will close over the next 18 months.

The market share is valid at the time of publishing but change on a weekly basis, as new deals are awarded.

The market shares in term of number of mobile broadband subscribers and revenue is not published here but is available as part of my workshop or retainer service on the video optimization market. The rankings in term of revenue per vendor are quite different from the installed market share, as different price strategies and different geographic markets are considered.

Full analysis, progression and strategy of each vendor is examined together with market dynamics in my report.

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