SOURCE: Infonetics Research

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November 19, 2014 16:43 ET

Infonetics: Carrier VoIP and IMS equipment market growth positive but slowing

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - November 19, 2014) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share and forecasts from its 3rd quarter (3Q14) Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers report. (Full analysis published Dec. 2.)

ANALYST NOTE
"We expected growth in the service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market to slow this year as large operators such as AT&T, Verizon, and NTT DoCoMo commercially launch voice over LTE (VoLTE) and utilize capacity on IMS networks. Following a tremendous 2013, revenue growth has tapered in 2014, though is still positive, with the market up 5% in the third quarter from a year ago," notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research. "VoLTE deployments will remain the most important driver, though wireline is still making strong contributions."

VOIP AND IMS MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Globally, the service provider VoIP and IMS market grew 5% in 3Q14 from 3Q13, to $1 billion
  • The only product segments to post year-over-year growth in 3Q14 were softswitches, voice application servers, CSCF servers, and session border controllers (SBCs)
  • 11 operators across the globe -- in the U.S., South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore -- have launched commercial VoLTE services
  • Infonetics expects additional operators in Asia Pacific and Europe to launch VoLTE services in 2015; Apple's support of VoLTE and voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) has accelerated activity
  • On a regional basis, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and CALA (Caribbean and Latin America) notched revenue gains in 3Q14 from the year-ago quarter, North America was down slightly, and Asia Pacific declined after a strong Q2
  • The top 4 revenue leaders in the carrier VoIP and IMS market in 3Q14 are, in alphabetical order, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Genband, and Huawei

ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL FOR CLIENTS
Infonetics clients are invited to join analyst Diane Myers live or on-demand Dec. 15 at 11:00 A.M. EST for a carrier VoIP and IMS market outlook: www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=821.

VOIP AND IMS REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' quarterly carrier VoIP and IMS report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for trunk media gateways, SBCs, media servers, softswitches, voice application servers, HSS, CSCF, BGCF, MGCF, IM/presence application servers, and subscribers. Vendors tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft, Dialogic, Ericsson, Genband, Huawei, Mavenir, Metaswitch, NEC, Nokia Networks, Oracle, Radisys, Sonus, ZTE, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED REPORT EXCERPTS

RECENT AND UPCOMING RESEARCH
Download Infonetics' 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at www.infonetics.com/login.

INFONETICS WEBINARS
Visit www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on-demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • Improving the VoLTE Experience: Best Practices from Early Launches (Dec. 9: Attend)
  • Simplifying Networks with Centralized Signaling and Routing (View on-demand)
  • Migrating IMS to the Cloud with NFV (2015: Sponsor)
  • Diameter Signaling Control for Next-Gen Networks (2015: Sponsor)

INFONETICS IS HIRING
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TO INQUIRE ABOUT RESEARCH, CONTACT:
N. America (West), Asia Pacific:
Larry Howard larry@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3335
N. A. (East, Midwest), L. America, EMEA: Scott Coyne scott@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3395
Greater China, SE Asia, India: 大中华区 Jeffrey Song jeffrey@infonetics.com +86 21-3919-8505
Japan 日本 Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics takashi.kimura@takanalytics.com +81 3-6408-5566
South Korea 대한민국 Doug Moon, MBAP dougm@mbap.co.kr +82 2-3453-9400

ABOUT INFONETICS
Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics' About Us slides here.

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Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Diane Myers
    Principal Analyst, VoIP, UC and IMS
    Infonetics Research
    Email contact
    +1 408-583-3391
    Twitter: @dianemyers