Carrier VoIP market decreased 12% in Q3 2011; Huawei, GENBAND lead

The global service provider VoIP equipment market lost the 12 percent it gained
in Q2 2011 with a 12 percent decline, to $441 million.

Year-over-year (from 3Q10 to 3Q11), the overall market is down 15 percent.

In Q3 2011, Huawei
gained on GENBAND to take the lead in the overall service provider VoIP
equipment market.

The growth of VoIP subscribers in fixed and mobile networks, SIP trunking, and
IP interconnectivity will continue to be important drivers for VoIP equipment.

The standout region of the quarter is Central and Latin America, which posted a
14 percent increase in carrier VoIP equipment revenue in Q3 2011 over Q2 2011,
driven by strong VoIP adoption, particularly in Brazil and Mexico.

Seasonally the third quarter tends to be a weak one for the overall carrier
VoIP equipment market, and Q3 2011 was no exception, according to a press
release appeared in MarketWatch.

No vendor is immune to the challenges of delayed orders and shifts in
technology choices, although there were some standout performances by vendors
in Q3 2011 in specific segments, including Dialogic, GENBAND, Huawei,
Metaswitch, and Sonus.

“Sequentially, all market segments are down in Q3 2011, but from the
year-ago quarter, there is one bright spot: session border controllers, with
global revenue up 13 percent. The SBC and voice application controller segments
are on track to be up in 2011, reflecting the continued shift to all-IP
networks,” said said Diane Myers, directing analyst for VoIP and IMS at
Infonetics Research.

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