I am at a Dialogic analyst meeting today where the company’s Jim Machi tells the audience he thinks there will be an opportunity for his company to supply SIP/SIP gateways. The concept is scary as SIP as is supposed to be the standard that removes the need for a gateway. Unfortunately not every flavor of SIP interoperates and Jim is likely correct. There will be a need for this device if there isn’t already.
Most companies in the industry suggest the gateway market will grow around 30% this year and when you realize that even a protocol like SIP potentially needs a gateway you wonder if this number is conservative.