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Class 4 softswitch revenues down 8% in 2Q07


Class 4 softswitch lines revenue during 2Q07 was down 8% from the previous quarter 1Q07. A total of 4.46 million lines were shipped during 2Q07 generating $73.7 million in revenue. 1Q07 revenues were in the range of $80 million for the segment.

On an individual basis, vendors who improved significantly upon 1Q07 in Class 4 softswitch segment were Italtel and Veraz. For the rest of the market, growth was rather flat, with some of them showing a slight decline in shipments.

Sonus leads 2Q07 Class 4 softswitch segment with market share of 34.1%. Sonus also leads the North America region while Huawei leads CALA and APAC regions. Italtel was the leader in EMEA.

Note: iLocus coverage of Class 4 softswitch lines excludes upgrades to legacy switches. We focus on only the true next generation VoIP network equipment, which includes (1) new Greenfield VoIP deployments, (2) replacement of legacy switches with VoIP, and (3) extension of existing legacy networks with VoIP equipment.


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