SOURCE: Synergy Research Group

June 01, 2005 09:00 ET

Phone Service Providers and Cable Companies Continue to Aggressively Invest in VoIP Technology

EMEA & U.S. VoIP Equipment Vendors Lead the Growth

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2005 -- According to Synergy Research Group's latest reports, Q1 2005 Service Provider VoIP EMEA Market Shares and Q1 2005 Service Provider VoIP U.S. Market Shares, the EMEA and U.S. VoIP markets grew 100.3 and 68.6 percent year over year, respectively.

Softswitch sales were a strong component to VoIP growth in the quarter. In EMEA, Alcatel, ItalTel and Siemens reported triple-digit sequential growth for their Class 5 Softswitch shipments. And in the U.S., MetaSwitch posted strong Class 5 Softswitch shipments which pushed them past Lucent to gain the 5th place spot in Synergy's U.S. Service Provider VoIP rankings.

"VoIP continues to show strong market growth as large service providers continue to strategically migrate their circuit-based TDM networks to an IP-based architecture," said Jeremy Duke, President & CEO at Synergy Research Group. "Further growth is being driven by residential VoIP services becoming more broadly accepted and Wireless operators taking advantage of the operational efficiencies of VoIP."

Table 1. U.S. Service Provider VoIP Vendor Rankings

1.   Nortel
2.   Sonus
3.   Tekelec
4.   Cisco
5.   MetaSwitch
Table 2. EMEA Service Provider VoIP Vendor Rankings
1.   Siemens
2.   ItalTel
3.   Alcatel
4.   Cisco
5.   Nortel
Synergy reports are available for purchase at www.srgresearch.com or by contacting Heather Wilson at 602-287-9097.

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