Cisco captures lead in enterprise SBC market

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CAMPBELL, USA: For the first time ever, Cisco captured the lead in the enterprise session border controller market, taking 26 per cent revenue market share in the first half of 2012, finds Infonetics Research.


Infonetics Research forecasts the enterprise SBC market to grow strongly, topping $430 million in 2016.

Diane Myers, principal analyst, VoIP, UC, and IMS, Infonetics Research, says: "Cisco's been able to turn its market-leading position in IP PBXs, VoIP gateways, and data networking equipment into an advantage, upselling its enterprise SBCs to this customer base as they transition to services such as SIP trunking."

Global revenue for enterprise SBCs hit $82.5 million in the first half of 2012 (1H12). Systems with fewer than 800 sessions comprise the largest share of enterprise SBC sales. Cisco and Acme Packet are the top enterprise SBC vendors by 1H12 global revenue share. Competitive pressures during the first half of the year impacted average revenue per session downward.