The global service provider market for VoIP and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) equipment rose a strong 30% sequentially, reaching $936 million, in a typically strong 2Q 2013, Infonetics Research reports in a preliminary release of its 2Q 2013 “Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers” report.

“IMS equipment has officially moved into an LTE and voice-over-LTE world, and there’s no going back now,” principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research Diane Myers was quoted in a press release. “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,” she added.

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Also highlighted in Infonetics’ pre-release:

  • 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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