"The session border controller (SBC) market is on fire, with worldwide revenue up 27% sequentially and up 70% from this quarter last year, a signal that IP-to-IP connectivity continues to overtake IP-to-TDM connectivity. SBCs and media servers will be the main growth engines of the carrier VoIP equipment market for 2010," predicts Diane Myers, directing analyst for service provider VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research.
"The IMS [IP multimedia subsystem] market also is experiencing strong and healthy growth, driven by the continued adoption of fixed-line VoIP services and key operators in Asia Pacific and EMEA that are beginning their fixed-line network transformation utilizing IMS."fulfill its undoubted potential as a long-term broadband technology," Myers notes.
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Session border controllers (SBCs) return carrier VoIP equipment to growth, IMS market jumps in 2Q10