Networking major Cisco is leading the enterprise session border controller (SBC) market share in the second quarter of 2013, said Infonetics Research. The other two SBC vendors are Acme Packet and Sonus Networks.
Cisco led the eSBC market with 27 percent of worldwide revenue, putting some daylight between itself and the competition.
“Cisco’s been able to capitalize on its market-leading position in IP PBXs, gateways, and routers in selling its enterprise SBCs,” said Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research.
Infonetics says enterprise SBCs are the next generation of border elements and will eventually replace VoIP gateways, spurring gateway, router, and PBX vendors to integrate SBC functionality
Infonetics forecasts the global enterprise SBC market will grow at a 17 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2012 and 2017.
The enterprise SBC market is severely tilted toward North America, though by 2017 its share is expected to decline as other regions increase adoption of SIP trunking, unified communications, and IP call centers.
Businesses of all sizes are utilizing SBCs to enable SIP trunking, interconnect disparate systems, and build deeper levels of security into their voice networks.
In the first quarter of 2013, Cisco, Acme Packet and Sonus Networks struggled to maintain lead in the global enterprise SBC market.
Earlier, Infonetics Research said Cisco, Acme Packet and Sonus Networks were within 1 revenue share percentage point of each other in the first quarter of 2013.