Week In Research: VoIP revenue skyrockets; global service delivery gets more attention

SBC burning:  VoIP is growing by leaps and bounds with IP-to-IP connectivity continuing to overtake IP-to-TDM connectivity, Infonetics Research reports. "The session border controller market is on fire," says Diane Myers, directing analyst for service provider VoIP and IMS. Worldwide revenue has risen 27 percent sequentially and 70 percent compared to the same quarter in 2009. That growth is carrying over into IMS equipment sales, which jumped 33.5 percent between the first and second quarters of 2010. News release.

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Demand for new services rises: Global service delivery platforms will continue to get lots of attention in the near future, Analysys Mason predicts, with its 2009 mark of $3.4 billion in revenue doubling to $6.8 billion by 2014. Rising subscriber numbers and a corresponding growth in demand for new services are a major factor in revenue growth. News release.

No big surprise here: A report from Research and Markets finds that the 50 largest telecommunications service providers in the U.S. generate about 90 percent of revenue. The report, profiling wireline and wireless carriers as well as cable operators, points out that the country has over 11,000 companies generating a combined annual revenue of $520 billion. News release.

Landline voice hangs on: Bundled services are apparently the way to go for telecom services as revenue from local landline service declines, according to Plunkett Research's latest findings. Their Telecommunications Industry Almanac, 2011 edition, gives a comprehensive overview of major trends affecting the industry. News release.

Leading edge (routers, that is): North America's carrier router and switch market is driving growth in the sector as other regions struggle to pull out of the economic quagmire, Infonetics reports. Europe is still in a "holding pattern" where equipment spending is concerned while sales in EMEA remain flat. While Asia-Pacific showed a respectable 10 percent sequential increase in router revenue, North America's IP core and edge router sales jumped 15 percent sequentially and 39 percent year over year as operators put equipment back on the priority list to meet explosive traffic demands. News release.

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