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VoIP Equipment Market Holds Steady in 3Q09: Research

December 15, 2009

By Stefania Viscusi - Assignment Desk Editor

The VoIP equipment market is continuing to hold steady even despite a tumultuous year, the latest report from a Campbell, Calif.–based market research firm finds.
According to Diane Myers, directing analyst for service provider VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research, worldwide revenue in the third quarter roughly matched that of the second quarter.

“This stability is a very good sign for the industry, which has seen a tumultuous year. We are still expecting about a 30 percent drop in worldwide revenue for the overall 2009 year compared to 2008,' Myers said.
The report notes that the core IMS equipment market declined 39 percent in revenues in 3Q09 but that healthy growth is ahead as more VoIP services are adopted and service providers migrate VoIP services to IMS networks.

'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,' Myers said.

Infonetics’ reports also found that worldwide session border controller or “SBC revenue increased half a percent from 2Q09 to 3Q09 and hit $38.7 million and for the second quarter in a row, worldwide revenues for trunk media gateways increased by 14 percent.
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Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for virtual-pbx, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of virtual-pbx's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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