SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

August 24, 2009 18:21 ET

Infonetics Research: IMS equipment market thriving; revenue up 108% in 2Q09, led by Ericsson, Huawei

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - August 24, 2009) - Communications market research firm Infonetics Research released its second quarter (2Q09) IMS Equipment and Subscribers report, which tracks mobile and fixed-line core IMS subscribers, IMS core equipment (home subscriber servers [HSS], call session control function [CSCF] servers, media resource function [MRF]), and IMS voice application servers (VAS).

"While the market for service provider VoIP equipment has dramatically slowed over the past year, the IMS equipment market is thriving, led by continued adoption of VoIP services around the world and by service providers migrating their VoIP networks to IMS. While the IMS equipment market is small at this point, 2Q09 was an incredibly strong quarter that bodes well for the rest of the year. We are expecting explosive growth in the IMS market in 2009," says Diane Myers, Infonetics Research's Directing Analyst for Service Provider VoIP and IMS.


--  Worldwide sales of IMS equipment jumped 108% between 1Q09 and 2Q09, to
    $164 million
--  While Ericsson has long led the IMS market in overall number of network
    deployments, Huawei, Nokia Siemens, and Alcatel-Lucent are providing
    serious competition
--  Fixed-line VoIP remains the primary application deployed over IMS, with
    high levels of adoption in EMEA
--  Mobility leads the way for future applications enabled by IMS networks
       --  Top applications service providers plan to implement include
           FMC, mobile presence, and mobile messaging


Infonetics' quarterly IMS (IP multimedia subsystem) report provides worldwide and regional market size, select market share, forecasts through 2013, and analysis of mobile and fixed-line core IMS subscribers and equipment, including IMS core equipment (HSS, CSCF, MRF) and IMS voice application servers. The report tracks revenue, licenses, sessions, and DS0s. Market share for CSCF servers is provided for Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, and others.

The report includes an IMS Deployment Tracker that notes carrier deployments by region, country, service provider (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, BT, COLT, France Telecom, KPN, Swisscom, O2, China Mobile, China Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, Brasil Telecom, SK Telecom, SoftBank, NTT DoCoMo, and others) and vendor (Acme Packet, Alcatel-Lucent, Blueslice, BroadSoft, Ericsson, Huawei, Italtel, NEC, Nokia Siemens, Samsung, Sonus, and Starent).


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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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