The global service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market grew 30 percent in the second quarter of 2013 to reach $936 million, in part due to the North American VoLTE sector which grew 78 percent year-over-year, according to a recent Infonetics Research report. Additionally, the top vendors in LTE-related activity for the second quarter in terms of revenue growth were Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft, Genband, Huawei and Sonus, while Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and Genband remain at the top of the VoIP and IMS market.
“IMS equipment has officially moved into an LTE and voice-over-LTE world, and there’s no going back now,” said Diane Myers, Infonetics Research principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS. “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) build outs. Though LTE- and VoLTE-related equipment sales are growing, the market will continue to be lumpy from quarter to quarter.”
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