SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

February 17, 2011 16:53 ET

Infonetics Research: 42% jump in session border controllers (SBCs) boosts 2010 carrier VoIP market

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research ( released its fourth quarter 2010 (4Q10) Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers market share and forecast report.


"The shift to IP continues, as reflected in the continued rise of SBCs and the decline in trunk media gateways in 2010. SBCs ended 2010 with a phenomenal revenue increase of 42% over 2009 due to increases in IP interconnectivity in fixed and mobile networks, growth in the number of VoIP subscribers, and SIP trunking," notes Diane Myers, directing analyst for VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research.


  • The service provider VoIP equipment market, including trunk media gateways, SBCs, media servers, softswitches, and voice application servers, jumped 14.5% to $592 million in 4Q10 over 3Q10

  • Despite the strong rally in the fourth quarter, which is typical for the carrier VoIP market, it was not enough to lift the full year 2010 into positive territory: worldwide revenue dropped 6.7% to $2.21 billion

  • Asia Pacific is the only region to post year-over-year revenue growth in 2010 for service provider VoIP equipment, up 24% over the previous year

  • GENBAND continues to lead the overall carrier VoIP equipment market, increasing its worldwide revenue lead to 23% in 4Q10


Infonetics' quarterly Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts, and analysis for VoIP subscribers and media processing and call control carrier VoIP equipment, including high-, mid-, and low-density trunk media gateways, line access media gateways, SBCs, media servers, Class 4 and Class 5 softswitches, and voice application servers (IP Centrex/hosted IP PBX, IP trunking, and residential). Vendors tracked include Acme Packet, Alcatel-Lucent, AudioCodes, BroadSoft, Cisco, Dialogic, Ericsson, GENBAND, Huawei, Italtel, MetaSwitch, Nokia Siemens, RadiSys, Sonus, Technicolor, Tekelec, Xener, ZTE, and others.



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Infonetics Research 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 more effectively.

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