Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cxpmhz/global_softswitch)
has announced the addition of the "Global
Softswitch Market 2011-2015" report to their offering.
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Softswitch market to grow at a
CAGR of 4 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors
contributing to this market growth is the reduced risk of vendor
lock-in. The Global Softswitch market has also been witnessing the
increasing demand for mobile softswitches. However, the high cost of
VoIP phones could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
Key vendors dominating this space include Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson Inc.,
Geband Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., and Sonus Neworks Inc.
Other vendors mentioned in the report are Nokia Siemens Networks, ZTE
Corp., Metaswitch Networks, Dialogic Inc., Cisco Systems Corp., and
Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio's Telecom team said:
''Even though the market was contracting during the last few years, the
demand for mobile softswitches has been consistent. The main benefit of
mobile softswitches is their improved scalability and flexibility. They
can be easily deployed to handle the increasing voice traffic. They also
support video telephony. This would be highly beneficial for
enterprises. Service providers across all the geographies are expected
to invest in mobile softswitches as they support VoLTE, which is
expected to become extremely popular in the coming years.''
According to the report, the reduced risk of vendor lock-in is the main
factor that encourages service providers to opt for softswitches. The
switching structure of a private branch exchange (PBX) is maintained by
softswitches. Softswitches can be downloaded and used on normal computer
servers. Hence, the inbuilt computer processer manages some of the
switching and the rest is managed by network switches. Unlike
traditional network switches, softswitches are independent of hardware
components. This reduces the risk of vendor lock-in. Softswitch APIs can
function on any given hardware and they use computer servers to carry
out the processes.
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cxpmhz/global_softswitch.
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