SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

July 08, 2010 15:06 ET

Infonetics Research: Enterprise session border controller market up 53% in 2009, strong growth ahead

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2010) -  Market research firm Infonetics Research ( today released its Enterprise SBC Market Outlook report, which tracks enterprise session border controller manufacturer revenue and the number of sessions sold in North America, Asia Pacific, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), and Central and Latin America.


"The enterprise session border controller market grew more than 50% in 2009 over 2008, in stark contrast to the 22% decline in the PBX market. The enterprise SBC segment bucked the negative spending environment due to three trends: adoption of SIP trunking services, which are growing at a fast clip; trunking centralization projects undertaken by large companies; and the need to interconnect incompatible VoIP gear, a side effect of strong M&A activity. SBCs are the next generation of border elements, and as such will see strong growth over the coming years," predicts Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise voice and data at Infonetics Research.


  • Acme Packet and Cisco lead the enterprise session border controller market
  • The average revenue per enterprise SBC session increased in 2009, but is still considerably lower than that of traditional VoIP-TDM gateways, which is part of the allure for businesses to forego traditional gateways in favor of SBCs
  • Worldwide enterprise SBC revenue is forecast to grow at a 44% compound annual growth rate from 2009 to 2014
  • The enterprise SBC market is strongest in North America, where SIP trunking adoption is higher and there are larger companies, which are best suited for centralized trunking


Infonetics' Enterprise SBC Market Outlook report provides worldwide and regional market size, analysis, and forecasts through 2014 for enterprise SBC revenue and sessions. The report includes top player analysis for Acme Packet, AudioCodes, Adtran, Cisco, Ingate, ONEAccess, Sipera, and Sonus; as well as top takeaways, market drivers and challenges, and customizable pivot tables for ad hoc data comparisons and analysis in tables and charts.


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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.

Contact Information

  • Lead Analyst:
    Matthias Machowinski
    Directing Analyst, Enterprise Voice and Data
    Infonetics Research
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