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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers


The session border controller vendor landscape continues to change with new entrants and consolidation. This Magic Quadrant focuses on incumbent SBC vendors and those that have developed competing products for communications service providers.

Published: 21 October 2013

ID: G00248557

Analyst(s): Deborah Kish , Akshay K. Sharma, Frank Marsala

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Alcatel-Lucent
    • Cirpack
    • Dialogic
    • Genband
    • Huawei
    • Italtel
    • Metaswitch Networks
    • Oracle-Acme Packet
    • Sansay
    • Sonus
    • ZTE
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

  • The Competitive Landscape Continues to See Change
  • Trends in the Market
    • SDN and NFV
    • Virtualizing IMS
    • Factors Hindering Growth
    • Security Still Important
    • Relationships, Issues of Interoperability and Vendor Investment Affect CSPs' Choices

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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