SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

February 23, 2011 13:29 ET

Infonetics Research: IMS equipment market hits the half-billion-dollar mark, led by Asia and Europe

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research ( released its fourth quarter 2010 (4Q10) IMS Equipment and Subscribers market share and forecast report.

"Fixed-line network deployments, including those by mobile operators, drove the IMS equipment market in 2010, while equipment spending for mobile services (PoC over IMS, mobile IM, RCS) was minimal. However, activity for mobile IMS-based services will increase in 2011, as we see the launch of mobile video calling from operators such as SK Telecom and Rich Communication Suite from Vodafone, in addition to select operators such as Verizon Wireless gearing for VoLTE deployments in early 2012," expects Diane Myers, directing analyst for VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research.


  • The fourth quarter historically is the strongest for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) equipment, and 4Q10 was no exception, with a 41% increase in worldwide revenue over 3Q10

  • On an annual basis (a better gauge in a characteristically lumpy market), IMS equipment spending grew 24.4% in 2010 to $503.6 million

  • In 2010, the IMS market was strongest in Asia Pacific, particularly China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia

  • The top IMS equipment vendors -- Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia Siemens Networks -- continue to battle it out, with Alcatel-Lucent scoring big in 4Q10, garnering roughly a quarter of worldwide CSCF revenue

Infonetics' quarterly IMS report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, forecasts through 2015, and analysis of mobile and fixed-line IMS subscribers and equipment. Equipment tracked includes IMS voice and IM/presence application servers and IMS core equipment, including home subscriber servers (HSS), call session control function (CSCF) servers, media resource function (MRF), breakout gateway control function (BGCF), and media gateway control function (MGCF). The report includes an IMS deployment tracker by region, country, carrier, and vendor. Vendors tracked include Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft, Ericsson, Huawei, Mavenir, Nokia Siemens, ZTE and others.

The full version of this report with in-depth analysis will be available on or before March 1, 2011.


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