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Infonetics Research

April 21, 2011 16:25 ET

Infonetics Research: SIP trunking drives 70% jump in enterprise session border controller market

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 21, 2011) - Market research firm Infonetics Research released its latest Enterprise Session Border Controllers market size and forecast report and a new SIP Trunking Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey.

"Enterprise session border controller revenue jumped 70% worldwide in 2010 off the continued adoption of SIP trunking services. In our recent SIP Trunking Strategies survey of North American enterprises, 43% of respondents said they are using SIP trunks in some capacity, although they are not completely displacing PSTN connections. All indications show that as businesses upgrade their voice infrastructure, they are making the move to SIP trunking, which will continue to drive growth of enterprise SBCs," expects Diane Myers, Infonetics' directing analyst for VoIP and IMS.

ENTERPRISE SBC MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infonetics Research forecasts the enterprise SBC market to grow nearly 5-fold from 2010 to 2015
  • Adoption of SIP trunking services, the primary driver for enterprise SBCs sales, grew 220% worldwide in 2010
  • The enterprise SBC market is heavily tilted toward North America, where SIP trunking is more widely adopted and where larger companies, which can benefit from trunking centralization, are more common than in other regions
  • There are over 30 vendors offering some form of SBC functionality, either integrated in another network element or as a standalone device, with the bulk of sales dominated by fewer than 10 vendors
  • Acme Packet and Cisco continue to lead the enterprise SBC market, together accounting for over 50% of worldwide sales in 2010

SIP TRUNKING SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The use of SIP trunking is growing, and more respondents use it than ISDN PRIs already, but legacy technologies are not disappearing any time soon (T1 lines are still the most commonly used trunking service today, and will be in 2013)
  • Flexibility, easier management, and infrastructure upgrades top the list of reasons businesses are deploying SIP trunking
  • Cisco leads the list of PBX manufacturers under evaluation for future purchases, followed by Avaya
  • The presence of IBM and Microsoft in the top 4 installed PBX manufacturers demonstrates the growing adoption of unified communications (UC)
  • The market is wide open in terms of SIP trunking providers, with enterprises using and evaluating AT&T, Verizon, smaller incumbents, cable operators, competitive carriers, and over-the-top (OTT) providers, illustrating the current competitive landscape for SIP trunking

ENTERPRISE SBC REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' Enterprise Session Border Controllers report provides worldwide and regional market size, analysis, and forecasts through 2015 for enterprise SBC revenue and sessions by system and business size in North America, Asia Pacific, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), and Central and Latin America. The report includes top takeaways for the market, market drivers and challenges, and top player analysis for Acme Packet, AudioCodes, Adtran, Cisco, Edgewater, Ingate, ONEAccess, Sipera, and Sonus.

SIP TRUNKING SURVEY SYNOPSIS
For its SIP Trunking Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey, Infonetics surveyed 109 trunk service purchase-decision makers at medium and large enterprises that have pure or hybrid IP PBXs about their deployment plans for SIP trunking services. The report includes analysis and end-user responses to questions about SIP trunking deployment models, reasons for and against deploying SIP trunking, capacity, interconnections, extensions, spending plans, IP PBX manufacturers and SIP trunking service providers used now and under evaluation, and top criteria for choosing a SIP trunking service provider.

SIP TRUNKING WEBINAR
Infonetics analyst Diane Myers is co-hosting a free webinar with AudioCodes, "Things to Consider When Migrating to SIP Trunking," on Thursday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. Eastern. Learn more and register at http://bit.ly/ehc2MW.

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To download report prospectuses, tables of contents, etc., go to http://www.infonetics.com/login, RESEARCH, then ENTERPRISE VOICE, VIDEO, AND UC.

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