Infonetics Research released its second quarter Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers and IMS Equipment and Subscribers market share and forecast reports and reports that session border controller (SBC) sales are responsible for growth in the VoIP equipment market.
According to the report, the service provider VoIP equipment market--which includes trunk media gateways, SBCs, media servers, softswitches, and voice application servers -- increased to $564.7 million in 2Q2010, up 5.3 percent from the previous quarter. Everything but trunk media gateways grew sequentially in 2Q2010. The most interesting note, though, is that only SBCs grew year-over-year.
"The session border controller (SBC) market is on fire, with worldwide revenue up 27 percent sequentially and up 70 percent 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," predicted Diane Myers, directing analyst for service provider VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research in the release.
These promising industry statistics are further proof that IP to IP communications is making strong gains against IP to TDM communications, reinforcing the fact that carriers and business alike are embracing the efficiencies, reliability, value and enhanced services that only IP to IP connectivity can bring. As IP to IP connectivity becomes more pervasive, users will benefit from the empowerment and enhancements that only this technology can offer, such as high definition (HD) voice, HD conferencing, mobile VoIP, mobile PBX, and presence.