Global VoIP and IMS vendor revenue rose 46 percent year-over-year (YoY) to $1.3 billion in 2Q15, according to an IHS Infonetics Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers report.
Gains were recorded across all VoIP and IMS product segments, including legacy soft-switches and trunk media gateways. Revenue growth for session border controllers (SBCs) was especially strong, IHS Infonetics highlights in a press release.
VoIP, IMS Equipment Revenue Forecast
Looking ahead, IHS forecasts sales of carrier VoIP and IMS equipment will increase at a double-digit rate for the full year as North American and Asia-Pacific mobile operators purchase additional VoLTE equipment and operators around the world, including China, ramp up for VoLTE and VoWiFi.
Other key takeaways from the report include:
- There was growth across all major geographical regions (North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, Latin America) in 2Q15 from the year-ago quarter;
- Huawei took the lead in overall service provider VoIP and IMS revenue market share in 2Q15;
- Besides Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, GENBAND and Mavenir (a division of Mitel) also had standout growth from a year ago.