A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group said that the carrier IP telephony market rose 7 percent sequentially in the second quarter of 2009, to $737 million. The growth has been attributed to the replenishment of equipment and license inventories as well as purchasing of infrastructure by service providers to serve near-term customer needs.
The report said that the second quarter witnessed several smaller market players with limited exposure to large network upgrade projects like AudioCodes, MetaSwitch (News - Alert), and Veraz gaining market share. Nortel regained the top market position during this period. However, competitors like Huawei and Nokia Siemens that have a high degree of exposure to large network modernization projects lost share during the same period.
According to Greg Collins, vice president at Dell’ (News - Alert)Oro Group, even though the weak economy and lack of confidence in business conditions have reduced spending on network modernization projects, subscriber facing equipment has seen only a modest negative impact. Moreover, business voice-over-broadband licenses on both softswitches and voice application servers still remain a bright spot.
Collins added that during the second quarter, softswitch IP business trunk license shipments (including SIP trunk) increased 33 percent and business voice or IP Centrex license shipments on voice application servers grew 85 percent.
The Dell’Oro Group Carrier IP Telephony Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, license/channel shipments for various technologies like softswitches, media gateways, session border controllers and voice application servers.
The Dell’Oro Group also provides five-year forecast reports on the carrier IP telephony market. Such forecast reports will contain real GDP growth for United States, Europe and worldwide along with capital expenditures by selected North American service providers.
In addition, the research group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis about the networking and telecommunications industries that enable component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions. The group leverages its long-standing relationships with telecommunications and networking companies to deliver accurate market research to its clients.
The company also offers detailed quantitative information on revenues, port and/or unit shipments, and average selling prices to enable clients to keep abreast of current market conditions and take advantage of future market trends.
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Edited by Amy Tierney