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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Softswitch Architecture


Vendors in the softswitch and media gateway market still struggle with the impact of the recession, as communications service providers have revisited their plans for voice transition. The softswitch architecture market is mature, limiting the benefits of differentiation between vendors.

Published: 30 June 2010

ID: G00201619

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

Table Of Contents
  • Market Overview
    • The Road to the IMS Control Layer: Network, Applications and Long Term Evolution
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Vendors Added
    • Vendors 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 Networks
    • Nokia Siemens Networks
    • Nortel
    • Sonus Networks
    • Technicolor/Cirpack
    • Veraz Networks
    • ZTE
  • Ability to Execute

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