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Carrier VoIP and IMS Equipment Market Growing

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November 20, 2012

Carrier VoIP and IMS Equipment Market Growing

By Robbie Pleasant, TMCnet Contributor

The Carrier VoIP and IMS Equipment market is getting by nicely, with a healthy growth in the third quarter. According to a report from Infonetics Research (News - Alert), while there may be some rough patches, the market is on a nice track of growth, and is set to do nicely.

 While the global VoIP and IMS market may have dropped a bit sequentially, it’s still up eight percent from the previous year. The market is mostly carried by growth in the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions, which had high growth from quarter to quarter and year to year.

When it comes to businesses in the market, Huawei is still in the lead, controlling about a fourth of the market share for overall VoIP and IMS. Acme Packet (News - Alert) maintains its position at the top of the SBC food chain, but Sonus is catching up, with over 20 percent of the market share. Meanwhile, in the IMS market, Ericsson (News - Alert), Huawei, and Nokia Siemens Networks continue to battle for superiority, with each continuing to grow and expand.

“With solid third quarter results, the carrier VoIP and IMS market is on track for positive year-over-year growth due to a handful of variables that are coming together,” says Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research.

 “First, we’re entering the long-tail of the legacy softswitch and trunking gateway market, with opportunities for early equipment replacement and new deals that will help slow declines and provide stabilization. Second, IMS deployments continue to grow, and there are pockets of VoLTE and wireless spending. Given these factors, and based on our fourth quarter projections, we’re anticipating that 2012 will provide the first annual growth in the carrier VoIP and IMS market in over four years.”

It’s clear to see that the VoIP and IMS markets are doing nicely, with growth across the board from previous years. Some areas might be doing better than others, but things are steady and solid all around. In spite of a sequential drop, it’s still looking better than it was last year, and it’s safe to be optimistic about the future.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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