Providers of mobile video and other advanced IP technology can now breathe a sigh of relief.
Infonetics Research’s third-quarter (Q309) “Service Provider VoIP Equipment” market share and forecast report reveals IMS equipment is experiencing strong, healthy growth – in spite of 2009’s slowly recovering economy.
Additionally, Diane Myers, directing analyst for service provider VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research (News - Alert), said the next-gen equipment market is holding steady. The data reflects a continued migration by service providers from VoIP services to IMS networks.
'On the heels of an incredibly strong second quarter, IMS equipment sales were down in the third quarter, but the decline was a result of the market returning to normal levels after the unexpected spike,” Myers said. “Despite the drop, it was a very solid quarter for IMS equipment, which is tracking right in line with subscriber growth and new deployments. We expect the worldwide IMS equipment market to more than double in 2009, and to grow to $1.6 billion by 2013.”
According to Infonetics Research, key operators in Asia Pacific -- such as NTT (News - Alert) DoCoMo, Softbank, SK Telecom and KT – will continue to push on enhanced mobile services over their IMS networks, including mobile IM and video sharing.
The VoIP report also covered worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2013, and analysis for VoIP subscribers and media processing and call control carrier VoIP equipment, including high-, mid-, and low-density trunk media gateways, SBCs, media servers, softswitches, and voice application servers
Companies tracked by the report include Acme Packet (News - Alert), Alcatel-Lucent, AudioCodes, BroadSoft, Dialogic, Ditech, Cisco, Comverse (NetCentrex), Ericsson, Gallery IP Telephony, GENBAND, Huawei, Iperia, Italtel, MERA, Metaswitch Networks, Movius, NextPoint, Nokia Siemens, Nortel, Personeta, RadiSys Convedia, Sonus, Sylantro, Tekelec, Thomson Cirpack, Ubiquity, UTStarcom (News - Alert), Veraz, Verso, Xener and others.
Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri