SOURCE: Infonetics Research

December 04, 2007 16:10 ET

Carrier VoIP equipment sales up 5% in 3Q07

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - Worldwide sales of service provider next gen voice equipment are up 5% in 3Q07 from 2Q07 to $956.4 million, says Infonetics Research in its "Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers" report.

Year-over-year, the next gen voice market is up 15%, the report shows.

"The third quarter was marked by strong gains in softswitch, session border controller (SBC), and media server sales, driven by increasing demand for voice over broadband. The SBC segment's 1-year growth rate (3Q06 to 3Q07) is in the very high double digits. On the down side, we saw disappointing trunk media gateway deployments across categories, particularly at large North American cable MSOs," said Infonetics Research principal analyst Stéphane Téral.

Other report highlights:

--  The service provider next gen voice equipment market is forecast to
    more than double between 2006 and 2010, when it will reach $6.9 billion
--  The number of worldwide residential and SOHO VoIP subscribers will
    grow to nearly 172 million in 2010, led by the Asia Pacific region
--  Worldwide media gateway manufacturer revenue is down 4% in 3Q07 over
--  Nortel takes back the lead in worldwide softswitch revenue market
    share, pushing Nokia Siemens to 2nd; Huawei remains in 3rd
--  It's a tight race for the lead in the trunk media gateway market, with
    Sonus edging back into the lead, followed closely by Nortel and Cisco

Infonetics' report tracks VoIP subscribers and carrier VoIP equipment, including high-, mid-, and low-density trunk media gateways, SBCs, media servers, class 4 and class 5 application softswitches, voice application servers, and IMS core equipment, including home subscriber servers (HSS) and CSCF servers.

The report provides analysis and rankings for Acme Packet, Alcatel-Lucent, AudioCodes, BroadSoft, Cantata, Thomson Cirpack, Cisco, RadiSys (Convedia), Ericsson, GENBAND, Huawei, Italtel, MetaSwitch, Comverse (NetCentrex), NexTone, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel, Sonus, Tekelec, UTStarcom, Veraz, Verso, Xener, and many others.

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Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom. Services include market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

Contact Information

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    Stéphane Téral
    Service Provider VoIP, IMS, and Mobile Infrastructure
    Infonetics Research
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