SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

August 23, 2006 09:00 ET

Carrier VoIP/IMS Market Up 31% Worldwide

Cisco, Alcatel & Sonus Experience Strongest Growth in Q2 2006

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2006 -- According to a recently published report by Synergy Research Group, the worldwide Service Provider VoIP market increased 31 percent year-over-year driven by strong Media Gateway & Softswitch sales. Regionally, the U.S. contributed the strongest growth of 12.8 percent sequentially and was followed by APAC and EMEA with growth rates of 8.4 and 6.0 percent, respectively.

"The Carrier VoIP market continues to evolve with strong momentum," said Ryan Olsen, Analyst at Synergy Research Group. "Synergy believes this will accelerate as Carriers migrate to IMS, providing ample opportunity to those equipment vendors that have invested early in this architectural migration."


Table 1. Q2 2006 WW Service Provider VoIP Market Shares
-------------------------------------------------------
                   Position           Q-Q Growth

Nortel                 1                - 21.4

Cisco                  2                + 72.3

Sonus                  3                 + 8.1

Siemens                4                + 10.3

Alcatel                5                + 68.9


Table 2. Q2 2006 WW Softswitch Market Shares
--------------------------------------------
                   Position           Q-Q Growth

Siemens                1                 + 2.1

Nortel                 2                - 15.8

Alcatel                3                + 57.9

Italtel                4                + 17.1

Netcentrex             5                 + 3.7

VoIP Media Gateways grew 30.1 percent year-over-year and 13.5 percent sequentially. High Density Media Gateways grew 10.5 percent year-over-year. Of the top five Media Gateway market share leaders, Cisco, Siemens and Sonus posted the strongest growth quarter-over-quarter growing 171.0, 21.3 and 9.2 percent, respectively.

Softswitch sales grew 31.8 percent year-over-year and 7.8 percent sequentially. Of the top five Softswitch market share leaders, Alcatel, Italtel, Netcentrex and Siemens posted the strongest growth quarter-over-quarter growing 57.9, 17.1, 3.7 and 2.1 percent, respectively.

About the Reports

Synergy's Q2 2006 Service Provider VoIP Market Share reports are available for purchase at www.srgresearch.com or by contacting Heather Wilson at 775-852-3330. Synergy provides separate Market Share and Forecast reports for Service Provider VoIP for Worldwide, U.S., EMEA, UK, APAC, and LAM regions.

About Synergy Research Group

Synergy Research Group is regarded as the definitive authority for networking and telecom market research by Wall Street firms, leading equipment vendors, and component manufacturers. Synergy can be found at www.srgresearch.com.

The contents of this press release represent SRG's interpretation and analysis of statistics and information collected from authorized company representatives, industry sources, and SRG estimates. SRG does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the statistics or information contained in this release.

Contact Information