ABI Research put Brightcove at the top of its Competitive Assessment heap when it comes to over-the-top (OTT) and multiscreen video distribution for premium video, followed by Ooyala and Akamai…“Sales of 3G and 4G self-organizing network (SON) software are on track to more than triple worldwide this year, thanks mainly to AT&T and KDDI carrying out large-scale SON deployments, while the much larger, older 2G/3G optimization segment continues to grow in the single-digits, driven by operators seeking to control opex,” comments Stéphane Téral, principal analyst/Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics at Infonetics. “The combination of the ongoing 2G-to-3G subscriber migration and the preparation of 3G-to-4G subscriber migration — specifically LTE rollouts driving SON tools — will fuel growth in the mobile network optimization market going forward. “ Combined, 3G/4G SON software and 2G/3G optimization software sales grew 11 percent last year, the group found, and they are on track to grow 16 percent this year. Infonetics expects the SON and optimization software market to grow to $4.5 billion by 2016.

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