Nortel maintains lead in global carrier VoIP market

DECEMBER 14, 2009 -- Dell'Oro Group, Infonetics Research, and Synergy Research recently published reports rankthat Nortel as the global leader with the largest revenues in the carrier IP market for 3Q09.

DECEMBER 14, 2009 -- Nortel Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) continues to lead the global carrier VoIP market, according to Dell'Oro Group, Infonetics Research, and Synergy Research. All three leading analyst firms recently published reports that rank Nortel as the global leader with the largest revenues in the carrier IP market for 3Q09.

According to Infonetics' report, "Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers Market Share, Size, and Forecasts - 3Q09," Nortel kept its global leadership position in the total VoIP market. Infonetics also found that during 3Q09, Nortel kept its position as the dominant softswitch supplier in North America at 61%. "The Carrier IP market continues to be highly dynamic, as service providers transition their legacy voice networks to VoIP to provide new services and to cut costs," says Diane Myers, directing analyst, service provider VoIP and IMS for Infonetics Research. "Our recent report found that Nortel kept its revenue market share lead in the worldwide carrier VoIP market during the third quarter of 2009. Nortel has been consistent in its leadership of the North America softswitch market with 61% percent revenue market share for the current quarter."

Dell'Oro Group ranked Nortel CVAS as the top supplier in the global Carrier VoIP and softswitch market for the eighth consecutive year/. According to Dell'Oro Group's report, "Carrier IP Telephony Report, 3Q09," Nortel kept its number one position in the global VoIP and softswitch market. The report also reported, that in 3Q09, the overall VoIP market declined by 7% while Nortel VoIP revenue grew by 4% compared to 3Q08. Dell'Oro also reported that in 3Q09, the overall softswitch market declined by 7% while Nortel's softswitch revenue grew by 7% compared to 3Q08.

According to Synergy Research Group's report, "Carrier VoIP Worldwide Q3 2009 Market Share Update," Nortel is the number one supplier in the global VoIP, softswitch, and media gateway space for 3Q09. In addition, Synergy Research has consistently ranked Nortel as the number one supplier in the global softswitch market for the past six quarters.

"Receiving this recognition is reconfirmation of Nortel's continued and unmatched ability to equip service providers around the globe to transition their voice networks from TDM to IP," said Samih Elhage, president, CVAS, Nortel. "It also reflects our ongoing commitment to improve service provider's ability to increase revenues and reduce network costs. In addition, Nortel CVAS continues to secure new customers globally, and to invest in leading-edge carrier VoIP solutions that will enable our customers to deliver advanced voice and multimedia services that improve the way subscribers communicate and conduct business."

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