"The worldwide carrier voice over IP equipment market closed the 2009 calendar year down 28 percent, as expected, ending with its third consecutive quarter of stable revenue in the fourth quarter, led by very strong session border controller sales.
Meanwhile, the IMS equipment market ended on a high note with 2009 worldwide revenue up 142 percent over 2008.
The shining star in 4Q09 for IMS sales were deployments for mobile networks, particularly purchases for Rich Communication Suite, video, LTE trials, and enhanced mobile IM and presence services.
The IMS market will continue to be lumpy on a quarterly basis, but we expect continued positive momentum from new deployments from North American cable operators, Class 5 replacement projects in EMEA, and VoLTE to contribute to strong annual growth for at least the next five years," forecasts Diane Myers, directing analyst for service provider VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research.
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