Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei is leading the service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market in second quarter of 2013, said Infonetics Research.
Alcatel-Lucent and Genband are in second and third positions.
Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft, Genband, Huawei and Sonus posted sequential revenue growth.
NSN and Acme Packet are the other prominent players in the service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market.
The global service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market rose 30 percent sequentially to $936 million.
All major geographical regions – North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Asia Pacific and Latin America – posted year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter gains in Q2 2013.
North America continues to be positively impacted by LTE-related activity, growing 78 percent year-over-year in Q2 2013.
Though LTE- and VoLTE-related equipment sales are growing, the market will continue to be lumpy from quarter to quarter, Infonetics noted.
IMS equipment has officially moved into an LTE and voice-over-LTE world, and there’s no going back now.
“In the second quarter we saw this impact spending on session border controllers and IMS core equipment for VoLTE access and interconnection (LTE to 3G) buildouts,” said Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research.