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VoLTE Spending in China Lifts IMS Market in Third Quarter, Reports IHS

VoLTE Spending in China Lifts IMS Market in Third Quarter, Reports IHS

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The global service provider voice over IP (VoIP) and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) equipment market totaled $1.4 billion in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15), up 34 percent from the same period a year ago, reports IHS (NYSE: IHS) in its latest IHS Infonetics Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers report.

Strong sales from Asia Pacific, largely due to VoLTE (voice over LTE) spending in China, resulted in healthy growth for the carrier VoIP and IMS market in the third quarter. We knew spending related to VoLTE in China would start occurring in late 2015 and early 2016, and the impact has started to intensify,” said Diane Myers, research director for VoIP, UC and IMS at IHS.

Additionally, a broader set of EMEA operators have launched or are getting ready to launch VoLTE in the next 12 months, and this is creating a consistent flow of sales from that region,” Myers said.


·    With mobile operators worldwide ramping for VoLTE and VoWiFi (voice over WiFi), combined with core wireline network spending, the market continues to show strong returns

·    Most product segments—except softswitches and HSS (home subscriber server)— notched year-over-year revenue growth in 3Q15

·   IMS contributed 65 percent of worldwide VoIP and IMS revenue in 3Q15

·   Huawei continues to be a stalwart in the service provider VoIP and IMS market, capturing the revenue market share lead again in Q3


The quarterly IHS VoIP and IMS equipment report provides worldwide and regional vendor market share, market size, forecasts, analysis and trends for the carrier VoIP and IMS market, including: trunk media gateways, SBCs, media servers, softswitches, voice application servers, HSS, CSCF, BGCF, MGCF, IM/presence application servers, fixed vs. mobile IMS core network equipment and subscribers. Vendors tracked include Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft, Dialogic, Ericsson, GENBAND, Huawei, Mavenir, Metaswitch, Mitel, NEC, Nokia Networks, Oracle, Radisys, Sonus, ZTE and others. This report is part of the IHS Service Provider VoIP and IMS Intelligence Service. To inquire about a subscription, please visit

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