Telecom Lead Asia: Huawei has strengthened its lead in the overall VoIP and IMS market, now at around 1/4 market share, through solid sales across its IMS and NGN VoIP product lines.
In the IMS market, it was another tight battle in 3Q12 between Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks as we see continued expansion within existing IMS networks.
The global service provider VoIP and IMS market increased 8 percent in Q3 2012.
But it was down 4 percent sequentially in the third quarter of the calendar year.
Asia Pacific and Latin America carried the VoIP and IMS market in 3Q12, each posting high single-digit sequential growth and strong double-digit year-over-year increases.
In the session border controller (SBC) segment, Sonus jumped to over 20 percent market share in the quarter, solidifying their position as a strong number two after Acme Packet.
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 for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research, said: “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.”
“Given these factors, and based on our fourth quarter projections. We’re anticipating that 2012 will provide the first annual growth in the carrier VoIP and IMS market in over four years,” Myers added.