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Session Border Controller revenue up 14% in 2Q07


Session Border Controller (SBC) revenue during 2Q07 was up 14% from the previous quarter 1Q07. A total of 5.6 million ‘sessions’ capacity were shipped during 2Q07 generating $41.3 million in revenue. 1Q07 revenues were in the range of $36.1 million for the segment.

Acme Packet leads 2Q07 SBC segment with market share of 65%.

Vendors who are making significant inroads into the SBC market include Thomson and Sonus. Huawei SBC shipments have not seen much growth over the past couple of years. Ditech and Audiocodes shipments were estimated to be flatter, while Newport Networks has shown a decline in business over the past two quarters.

Other major vendors tracked in iLocus SBC quarterlies include Nextone (ranked number two after Acme Packet in the report), Sansay, Edgewater, Comverse, and Mera Systems.

Total SBC units sold during the quarter (server units) was estimated at 941. This excludes the embedded SBC ‘ports’ tracked separately.


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