SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

June 21, 2006 13:31 ET

Nokia & Siemens Telecom Merger Creates #2 Global Ranking

Combination Creates IMS Powerhouse

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2006 -- According to a recently published report by Synergy Research Group, the definitive authority for networking and telecom market research, recent mergers at the top end of the telecom equipment market have quickly shifted market share rankings and propelled vendors who had perhaps been at the back of the line to the front.

"In a high stakes game of musical chairs, the intention of Nokia and Siemens is clear," said Jeremy Duke, President & CEO at Synergy Research Group. "By combining their respective strengths, they are aiming to be an IMS leader. By choosing to do nothing, they both run the risk of exposing their installed bases to faster moving competitors."

IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is one of the biggest opportunities facing the Networking and Telecom industry today. Synergy believes IMS will bring about significant change in the telecom industry by enabling new market entrants -- including Cisco, Sonus, Juniper, and Microsoft -- to overcome barriers of entry that have been historically too difficult to overcome.

   Q1 2006 WW Telecom Infrastructure Market Share Rankings

                     Position After Merger    Positions Before Merger

   Alcatel_Lucent              1                       2, 4

   Nokia_Siemens               2                       5, 7

   Ericsson                    3                         1

   Huawei                      4                         3

   Nortel                      5                         6



   Q1 2006 EMEA Network & Telecom Infrastructure Market Share Rankings

                     Position After Merger    Positions Before Merger

   Alcatel_Lucent              1                       3, 10

   Nokia_Siemens               2                       5, 4

   Ericsson                    3                         1

   Cisco                       4                         2

   Nortel                      5                         6
About the Report

Synergy's Q1 2006 Worldwide Total Networking & Telecom Equipment Market Share report includes 40 tables and 20 graphs that detail the Total Network & Telecommunications Equipment Infrastructure market. Synergy reports are available for purchase at www.srgresearch.com or by contacting Heather Wilson at 775-852-3330.

About Synergy Research Group

As a highly respected and trusted source for worldwide and regional market share and forecasting reports, Synergy offers a wide breadth of quarterly market research programs to Wall Street firms, equipment vendors, and component manufacturers. Synergy can be found at www.srgresearch.com

The contents of this press release represent SRG's interpretation and analysis of statistics and information collected from authorized company representatives, industry sources, and SRG estimates. SRG does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the statistics or information contained in this release.

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