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New NVN quarterlies exclude coverage of legacy switch/PBX upgrades


Effective 1Q07, iLocus has discontinued coverage of shipments related to legacy telecom switch and legacy PBX upgrades. The new quarterlies titled New Voice Networks (NVN) focus on only the true next generation VoIP network equipment, which includes (1) new Greenfield VoIP deployments, (2) replacement of legacy switches/PBXs with VoIP, and (3) extension of existing legacy networks with VoIP equipment.

The coverage excludes upgrades to legacy switches/PBXs in carrier and enterprise space. Legacy telecom vendors, with their large legacy footprints, have been reporting high VoIP shipment numbers owing to the ongoing upgradation to VoIP by their customers. iLocus does not regard upgradation as true next generation network deployment, and hence has excluded coverage of shipments related to legacy switch/PBX upgrades.

New Voice Networks (NVN) 1Q07 quarterly publication from iLocus reveals that the VoIP industry shipped 2.9 million Subscriber Feature Server licenses in 1Q07. Thomson leads the market followed by Comverse at number 2 and Huawei at number 3. Sonus led the Class 4 softswitch licenses market in 1Q07 with market share of 30.4% worldwide. Service provider media gateway segment was led by Huawei with 25% share worldwide. Again, these figures and market shares relate to only the three types of deployments mentioned above, which iLocus regards as true nextgen deployments, the New Voice Networks (NVN).

The NVN update also includes enterprise VoIP equipment market share analysis, as well as service provider VoIP minutes and subscriber analysis.

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