voice core market grew 7 percent sequentially in the second quarter of this
year driven in part by the continued strength of enterprise VoIP services, such
as SIP trunking and hosted unified communications, according to Exact Ventures.
enterprise session border controller and voice application server markets each
grew more than 40 percent compared to the second quarter of last year.
VoIP is clearly a key factor in the resurgence of the wireline NGN market. The
older, more traditional wireline NGN segments of softswitches and media
gateways, however, are beginning to show stability as growth in wireline VoIP
services will also need to interface with legacy TDM services,” said Greg
Collins, founder and principal analyst at research firm Exact Ventures.
Huawei, and ZTE each gained share in the worldwide IMS Core equipment market
that increased more than 50 percent year-over-year in the second quarter,
mainly as a result of sales to the Asia Pacific region for the large scale
wireline deployments by China Mobile and China Telecom.
wireline deployments currently dominate IMS Core sales, as voice-over-LTE
services are introduced in the coming months and gain subscribers, the market
will shift to become dominated by wireless deployments, which will drive the
IMS market for well over a decade as the billions of wireless subscribers are
gradually migrated to VoIP,” added Collins.