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Date: 21-08-13

Voice-over LTE boosts carrier VoIP/IMS markets

Infonetics Research has reported VoIP and IMS equipment market grew by 30% sequentially in second quarter 2013 to reach US dollar 936 million.

“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.”

Myers adds: “Though LTE- and VoLTE-related equipment sales are growing, the market will continue to be lumpy from quarter to quarter.”

The other market research highlights shared by Infonetics include:
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

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