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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Softswitch Architecture


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.

Published: 31 May 2011

ID: G00213148

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

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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