Session Border Controller Week in Review
It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
There is some positive news for the Session Border Controller market. Sales of SBC, IP Multimedia Subsystem (News - Alert) (IMS) Core, and Voice Application Server (VAS) systems increased 26 percent when comparing two recent years, according to a report from the Dell'Oro Group.
In addition, GENBAND (News - Alert) and Alcatel-Lucent together make up over one-quarter of the revenue seen in the SBC market – promising news for the two firms. It was also shown that more wireless network construction is a key to the increase.
In another story, Rachel Ramsey reported how Sonus Networks recently appointed Pamela Reeve to its board of directors. She is expected to help boost the company’s growth in the session border controller market. Reeve joins Sonus with many years of experience as president and CEO at Lightbridge, Inc., as a consultant and operations executive at Boston Consulting Group, Inc., and as lead director at American Tower (News - Alert) Corporation. She helped grow Lightbridge from $1 million in sales and about a dozen employees to $133.4 million in sales and more than 1,000 employees.
And GENBAND may be getting extra attention of late for its WebRTC-related efforts, but the company's market power still rests in its more traditional communications technologies. These include session border controllers (SBCs). GENBAND’s Smart Edge family of SBCs was found to be the fastest growing in the service provider market segment, according to reports from Exact Ventures, Infonetics Research and the Synergy (News - Alert) Research Group.
Synergy recently reported that GENBAND accounted for 26 percent of revenue in the service provider SBC segment in Q2 — more than doubling its 10.2 percent share from Q1 of this year. The increase was about 4.5 times the growth rate of the overall SBC market for the same period.