The market for VoIP and IMS solutions surged 30% in 2Q13 boosted by VoLTE spending in North America, according to Infonetics.
"IMS equipment has officially moved into an LTE and voice-over-LTE world, and there’s no going back now,” notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research. “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. Though LTE- and VoLTE-related equipment sales are growing, the market will continue to be lumpy from quarter to quarter."
- Typically a strong quarter, in 2Q13 the global service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market grew 30% 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 2Q13
- North America continues to be positively impacted by LTE-related activity, growing 78% year-over-year in 2Q13
- The standout vendors in 2Q13 in terms of sequential revenue growth are Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft, Genband, Huawei and Sonus
- Meanwhile, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and Genband remain atop the VoIP and IMS market share leaderboard.