Service providers name Acme Packet as the top vendor in SBC market

The global service provider SBC market grew
45 percent in 2010 to $271 million and Infonetics projects it to top $1.0
billion by 2015 as IP voice traffic continues to grow strongly.

SIP trunking is the #1 SBC application used
by service providers and will continue to be through 2013, followed by
interconnecting to other service providers and residential VoIP.

The two SBC features rated highest by
service providers are session capacity/scalability and signaling
denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and overload protection.

96 percent of the service providers named
Acme Packet when asked to name the top two SBC vendors, and 26 percent of all
service providers answering this question named only one vendor, Acme Packet.

Huawei has consistently been the #2 or #3
vendor in terms of carrier SBC market share, which corresponds with the 19
percent of survey respondents who named them as their installed SBC vendor.

GENBAND is under evaluation for future SBC
purchases by 19 percent of the service providers surveyed, none of whom are
their current customers, indicating they are in contention for new business.

“Though traditionally deployed in
fixed-line networks for residential and business VoIP service access, the use
of session border controllers for interconnection between service providers
continues to expand as the world’s voice networks increasingly go all-IP. Our
latest survey confirms that two of the biggest growth areas for new SBC
deployments over the next two years are fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) and
wireless access,” said Diane Myers, directing analyst for VoIP and IMS at
Infonetics Research.

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