IMS Infrastructure Market Grows Nearly 40 Percent Year-over-Year in the Second Quarter, According to Exact Ventures

Huawei led market shift from VoLTE to Wireline

Sep 05, 2012, 09:15 ET from Exact Ventures

BURLINGAME, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recently released report, Exact Ventures found that the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) Core market grew nearly 40 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same quarter last year.  Wireline deployments in China boosted the IMS market in the second quarter, but those deployments were not strong enough for the market to increase sequentially over the first quarter of this year, which benefited from exceptionally strong voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) deployments in North America.   Based on the strength of its domestic sales, Huawei led the IMS Core market in the second quarter, followed by Nokia Siemens, Ericsson, and Mavenir, respectively.


According to the report, the total NGN voice and IMS Core market grew only slightly quarter-over-quarter as seasonal strength in the wireless voice core market was barely able to offset sequential weakness in the legacy wireline NGN and IMS Core markets.

The service provider session border controller (SP-SBC) market has not been immune to weakness in wireline spending as it was essentially flat both sequentially and year-over-year.  "The total SBC market continues to be boosted by the enterprise SBC category (E-SBC), which continues to be fueled by strong adoption of hosted unified communications and SIP trunking services" said Greg Collins, Founder and Principal Analyst at research firm Exact Ventures.  "The E-SBC market was up nearly 20 percent year-over-year in 2Q12," he added.

About Exact Ventures
Exact Ventures is an independent market intelligence and advisory firm, publishing quarterly market analysis and forecast reports covering the NGN Voice, IMS Core, Wireless Packet Core, Evolved Packet Core, and Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) markets. To learn more about Exact Ventures or to purchase a report, contact Greg Collins ( or +1 650 242 0080).

About the Report
Exact Ventures' NGN Voice and IMS Core Quarterly Report includes revenue, shipments and prices by vendor and for the overall market for the Wireless and Wireline Media Gateway, Wireless and Wireline Softswitch, Session Border Controller (Enterprise and Service Provider), Voice Application Server, Call Session Control Function (CSCF) and Home Subscriber Server (HSS) markets.

Greg Collins
Tel: +1 650 242 0080


SOURCE Exact Ventures