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Magic Quadrant for Softswitch Architecture

Published: 31 May 2011

ID: G00213148

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Joy Yang , Akshay K. Sharma , Deborah Kish , Sylvain Fabre , Tina Tian

Summary

The softswitch architecture market is mature, which limits vendors' scope for differentiation. At the same time, mergers and acquisitions continue to shrink the number of suppliers that communications service providers can choose from. This report assesses 12 vendors to help CSPs make that choice.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

Magic Quadrant

  • Market Overview
    • A Slow but Steady Transition From TDM to IMS
    • IMS and LTE
    • Green IT
    • Market Trends
    • Vendor Environment
    • 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
    • Cisco
    • Dialogic
    • Ericsson
    • Genband
    • Huawei
    • Italtel
    • Metaswitch Networks
    • Nokia Siemens Networks
    • Sonus Networks
    • Technicolor/Cirpack
    • ZTE

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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