Data from the third quarter of 2012 showing that the global service provider VoIP and IMS market had slipped 4 percent sequentially raised a few eyebrows, but the news isn’t all bad. In fact, the market is still up 8 percent from the Q3 2011.
This is according to data from Infonetics Research (News - Alert).
“With solid third quarter results, the carrier VoIP and IMS market is on track for positive year-over-year growth due to a handful of variables that are coming together," Diane Myers, principal analyst, VoIP, UC and IMS for Infonetics Research, said in a statement. "First, we're entering the long-tail of the legacy softswitch and trunking gateway market, with opportunities for early equipment replacement and new deals that will help slow declines and provide stabilization. Second, IMS deployments continue to grow, and there are pockets of VoLTE and wireless spending.”
Most of the year-over-year growth in the market was attributed to the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions, which essentially carried the VoIP and IMS market in the third quarter of this year. Both regions saw high single-digit sequential growth and strong double-digit year-over-year increases... Read More