CAMPBELL, USA: Global service provider session border controller (SBC) market grew 45 percent in 2010 to $271 million and market research firm Infonetics Research projects it to top $1.0 billion by 2015 as IP voice traffic continues to grow strongly.
"Though traditionally deployed in fixed-line networks for residential and business VoIP service access (including trunking), the use of session border controllers for interconnection between service providers continues to expand as the world's voice networks increasingly go all-IP. Our latest survey confirms that two of the biggest growth areas for new SBC deployments over the next two years are fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) and wireless access," notes Diane Myers, directing analyst for VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research.
SIP trunking is the #1 SBC application used by service providers and will continue to be through 2013, followed by interconnecting to other service providers and residential VoIP.
The two SBC features rated highest by service providers are session capacity/scalability and signaling denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and overload protection.
Ninety six per cent of the service providers named Acme Packet when asked to name the top two SBC vendors, and 26 per cent of all service providers answering this question named only one vendor, Acme Packet, adds the report.
Huawei has consistently been the #2 or #3 vendor in terms of carrier SBC market share, which corresponds with the 19 per cent of survey respondents who named them as their installed SBC vendor.
Genband is under evaluation for future SBC purchases by 19 per cent of the service providers surveyed, none of whom are their current customers, indicating they are in contention for new business, finds the report. ©CIOL Bureau.
Source: Cyber Media