Monday, December 7, 2009

Dell'Oro: Carrier IP Telephony Market Continues Gradual Recovery in Q3

The carrier IP telephony market grew almost 10 percent sequentially to $782 million during the third quarter of 2009, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. This growth is, in large part, a result of the increasing willingness of many service providers (SPs) to invest in infrastructure projects with strong near-term returns, such as voice-over-IP services for businesses.

During the quarter, Acme Packet and Huawei each posted double-digit revenue gains and continued to lead the Session Border Controller (SBC) market that grew more than 5 percent sequentially.

"Business VoIP remains a hot area," said Greg Collins, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group. "Enterprises as well as small and medium businesses increasingly embrace IP Centrex, unified communications and IP business trunks (or SIP trunks), and investment in equipment to support these services offers service providers attractive near-term returns and thus, has been a boost to the market," commented Collins.

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