HILLSBOROUGH, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In its recently released report, Exact Ventures found the wireline voice core market grew 7 percent sequentially in the second quarter of this year driven in part by the continued strength of enterprise VoIP services, such as SIP trunking and hosted unified communications. The enterprise session border controller and voice application server markets each grew more than 40 percent compared to the second quarter of last year.
"Enterprise VoIP is clearly a key factor in the resurgence of the wireline NGN market," noted Greg Collins, Founder and Principal Analyst at research firm Exact Ventures. "The older, more traditional wireline NGN segments of softswitches and media gateways, however, are beginning to show stability as growth in wireline VoIP services will also need to interface with legacy TDM services," Collins added.
The report shows that Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, and ZTE each gained share in the worldwide IMS Core equipment market that increased more than 50 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, mainly as a result of sales to the Asia Pacific region for the large scale wireline deployments by China Mobile and China Telecom.
"While wireline deployments currently dominate IMS Core sales, as voice-over-LTE services are introduced in the coming months and gain subscribers, the market will shift to become dominated by wireless deployments, which will drive the IMS market for well over a decade as the billions of wireless subscribers are gradually migrated to VoIP," stated Collins.
Exact Ventures is an independent market intelligence and advisory firm, publishing quarterly market analysis reports covering the Next Generation Network (NGN) Voice and IMS Core Markets. Specific coverage includes detailed market shares and forecasts for the Wireless and Wireline Media Gateway, Wireless and Wireline Softswitch, Session Border Controller, Voice Application Server, Call Session Control Function (CSCF) and Home Subscriber Server (HSS) markets.
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