Session Management Growth
Yesterday's NexTone Session Management release shows the session border controller market is alive and well. Deregulation and global growth are cited as reasons for the great showing by the company. In fact growth was 260% quarter-over-quarter! 27 new carrier customers were announced in this time period. Nice going NexTone.
"This was an exceptional year for NexTone and a particularly strong quarter for us. We increased our carrier customer base by 16 percent in the fourth quarter, bringing our global customer count to over 200. In addition to strong customer traction, we announced our new RSM product and received accolades from some of the industry's most prestigious media and analysts for our vision," said Hank Firey, chief executive officer for NexTone. "We're eager to build upon our Q4 momentum by further broadening our worldwide customer footprint, expanding our partnerships, and continuing to strengthen our position as a market leader in session management technology."
In Q4 2004, NexTone signed new customers across the globe, with tier-one carrier deployments in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and North America. In Asia, NexTone's products were used to support one of the first VoIP interconnects out of China. These deployments represent customers in each of the three high-growth markets for session controller technologies: carrier-to-carrier, carrier-to-enterprise, and carrier-to-consumer applications. In many cases, NexTone enabled its customers to address all three markets, expanding their business and diversifying their revenue flow.