IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Oct, 28 2002

1. In-Stat Releases VoCable Market Study
In-Stat/MDR has released VoIP Services Lag, But Cable Telephony Subscribers Continue to Increase, a study of the voice over cable marketplace that tracks existing circuit switched over cable deployments as well as the emerging VoIP over cable market. The report covers market drivers, network architectures, and standards. The study provides forecasts for worldwide cable telephony subscribers, VoIP cable subscribers, worldwide installed cable telephony lines and revenues through 2006. The publication also includes 2 recent surveys including one that focuses on cable operator plans to provision cable telephony over the next 2 years and and another that provides a snapshot of current residential telephony subscribers in the U.S.

The firm finds there are nearly 8 million circuit switched cable telephony subscribers worldwide, noting the leading providers as AT&T Broadband, NTL, and Telewest, which serve around one million subs each. VoIP over cable services are expected to emerge in 2003, and with its anticipated growth, In-Stat/MDR projects cable telephony subscriptions (circuit switched and IP combined) to reach 22 million by 2006.

The report (#IN020028MB) goes for $2,995.


VoIP Services Lag, But Cable Telephony
Subscribers Continue to Increase

3. Analysys Releases Business Case for Use of IP PBXs
Analsys Research has released IP Voice Services: The Return on Investement for European Service Providers, a business case supporting the deployment of IP PBXs. The report includes market forecasts.

The firm finds IP PBXs to provide the greatest return on investment when value added applications/benefits of the technology are employed. These applications include hot desking, unified messaging, speech to text and text to speech, added security, added mobility, resilience and redundancy, integration of voice systems and databases, time zone flexibility, free inter-site calls and reduced cabling costs.

Analsys expects the business VoIP market to reach EUR7.4 billion in 2007, including EUR1 billion from multimedia conferencing and EUR600 million from offering hosted IP PBXs.


  • Single user electronic access to report, one paper copy, and one hour of Analyst Support at £1100 excluding UK VAT
  • Single user electronic access to report and model, one paper copy of report, and one hour of Analyst Support at £2100 excluding UK VAT
  • Single user electronic access to report at £850 excluding UK VAT
  • Single user electronic access to report and model at £1850 excluding UK VAT


IP Voice Services: The Return on Investement for
European Service Providers

5. EMG Releases Study of Business Telephony Market
The Eastern Management Group (EMG) has released its Second Quarter Monitor Report, a study of the business telephony market. The firm finds that Q2 TDM sales in the U.S. fell 4% from first quarter, and were off 10% from Q2 of last year. Centrex system shipments fell 14% for the quarter and were off 6% from Q2 of last year. VoIP system sales, which the firm finds to represent 16.9% of the marketplace for business telephony systems, increased nominally over the quarter.

The firm finds that Cisco is the leading corporate VoIP supplier with a 30% share in Q2. However, 3Com and others were recovered for making significant gains over the period. EMG recognizes Avaya as the leader in sales of TDM products.

Eastern Management Group

7. Netrake Introduces IP Session Controller
Netrake has introduced nCite, an IP session controller designed as a solution for enterprise to carrier peering, carrier to carrier peering, and securing service provider VoIP resources as well as handling obstacles such as QoS, firewall and NAT, media anchoring, session detail records, and session admission control.

nCite interfaces with existing network elements including routers, switches, subscriber management devices and operational support systems using industry standard interfaces and communications protocols.


9. Tangerine to Market Intertex’s SIP Gateways
Tangerine will market Intertex Data’s IX66 family of Internet gateways to act as optional SIP-enabled firewall within Tangerine Connect, a VoIP solution that consists of a simple softswitch and SIP proxy server.


Intertex Data

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