November 19, 2014

Market research firm Infonetics Research released vendor market share and forecasts from its 3rd quarter (3Q14) Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers report. (Full analysis published Dec. 2.)


“We expected growth in the service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market to slow this year as large operators such as AT&T, Verizon, and NTT DoCoMo commercially launch voice over LTE (VoLTE) and utilize capacity on IMS networks. Following a tremendous 2013, revenue growth has tapered in 2014, though is still positive, with the market up 5% in the third quarter from a year ago,” notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research. “VoLTE deployments will remain the most important driver, though wireline is still making strong contributions.”


  • Globally, the service provider VoIP and IMS market grew 5% in 3Q14 from 3Q13, to $1 billion
  • The only product segments to post year-over-year growth in 3Q14 were softswitches, voice application servers, CSCF servers, and session border controllers (SBCs)
  • 11 operators across the globe—in the U.S., South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore—have launched commercial VoLTE services
  • Infonetics expects additional operators in Asia Pacific and Europe to launch VoLTE services in 2015; Apple’s support of VoLTE and voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) has accelerated activity
  • On a regional basis, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and CALA (Caribbean and Latin America) notched revenue gains in 3Q14 from the year-ago quarter, North America was down slightly, and Asia Pacific declined after a strong Q2
  • The top 4 revenue leaders in the carrier VoIP and IMS market in 3Q14 are, in alphabetical order, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Genband, and Huawei

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Infonetics clients are invited to join analyst Diane Myers live or on-demand Dec. 15 at 11:00 A.M. EST for a carrier VoIP and IMS market outlook:


Infonetics' quarterly carrier VoIP and IMS report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for trunk media gateways, SBCs, media servers, softswitches, voice application servers, HSS, CSCF, BGCF, MGCF, IM/presence application servers, and subscribers. Vendors tracked: Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft, Dialogic, Ericsson, Genband, Huawei, Mavenir, Metaswitch, NEC, Nokia Networks, Oracle, Radisys, Sonus, ZTE, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: