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Magic Quadrant for Softswitch Architecture

Published: 26 June 2009

ID: G00168526

Analyst(s): Juan Ignacio Fernandez , Akiyoshi Ishiwata , Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Deborah Kish , Tina Tian , Joy Yang

Summary

In a capital-constrained market, control layer investments come from mobile network service providers as well as voice over Internet Protocol rollouts in emerging markets. Leading vendors in the softswitch architecture market demonstrate strong capabilities and a large customer footprint.

Table Of Contents
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Alcatel-Lucent
    • Cedar Point Communications
    • Cisco
    • Ericsson
    • Huawei
    • Italtel
    • MetaSwitch
    • NEC
    • Nokia Siemens Networks
    • Nortel
    • Sonus Networks
    • Thomson (Cirpack)
    • UTStarcom
    • Veraz Networks
    • ZTE
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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