Infonetics: Carrier VoIP and IMS market gains 30% in 2013; Huawei, ALU, Ericsson, NSN ride the VoLTE wave


Campbell, CALIFORNIA, February 17, 2014-Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share and forecasts from its 4th quarter (4Q13) and full year 2013 Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers report. (Full analysis by March 5.)

"The market for carrier VoIP and IMS shined in 2013 as mobile operators ramped for voice over LTE (VoLTE), and Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, and NSN rode the wave, each putting up impressive 20%+ year-over-year growth," reports Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research. "Though there's still room for pure-play vendors and product specialists, the large equipment manufacturers benefit from long-standing relationships with mobile operators and broad product portfolios that extend well beyond carrier VoIP and IMS."

.       For the full year 2013, worldwide service provider VoIP and IMS equipment revenue totaled $3.7 billion, up 30% from 2012
.       Spending was particularly strong in the U.S., China, and Japan, where the mobile markets are large and operators are competitive, though all major regions posted strong growth from a year ago
.       Mobile wasn't the entire story: Fixed-line transformation projects are not dead, and there was a fair share of spending on class 5 replacement and voice over broadband (VoBB) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking expansion
.       Infonetics expects the forward spending that happened in 2013 across multiple areas in the carrier VoIP and IMS market to taper off as operators launch services and draw down significant inventory, creating lumpiness

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Infonetics' quarterly carrier VoIP and IMS report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for trunk media gateways, SBCs, media servers, softswitches, voice application servers, HSS, CSCF, BGCF, MGCF, IM/presence application servers, and subscribers. Vendors tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft, Ericsson, Genband, Huawei, Metaswitch, NEC, NSN, Oracle/Acme Packet, Sonus, ZTE, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:

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Download Infonetics' 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at
.       Research Note: Infonetics Research's Top 2014 Trends (Jan. 7)
.       Research Note: 2014 VoLTE, NFV, and WebRTC Dominate VoIP Conversation (Jan. 9)
.       Research Note: Broadband Scale Drives Comcast's Bid for Time Warner Cable (Feb. 13)
.       Service Provider VoIP & IMS Equipment & Subscribers Market Share & Forecasts (Mar. 5)
.       VoLTE & OTT Mobile VoIP Services & Subscribers Market Size & Forecasts (June 26)
.       IMS Service Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey (July 1)

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.       Deploying IMS in the Cloud with NFV for Unlimited Scalability (April 16: Learn more)
.       WebRTC: Compelling Service or Competitive Threat? (View on-demand)
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