Nortel Continues to be a Leader Global Carrier VoIP Market

Nortel Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS)
continues to lead the global Carrier VoIP market according to Dell’Oro
Group, Infonetics Research and Synergy Research. All three leading
analyst firms’ recently published reports rank Nortel as the global
leader with the largest revenues in the carrier IP market for the third
quarter of 2009.

According to Infonetics Research’s report, Service Provider VoIP
Equipment and Subscribers Market Share, Size, and Forecasts – 3Q09,
Nortel kept its global leadership position in the total VoIP market.
Infonetics also found that during the third quarter of 2009, Nortel
kept its position as the dominant softswitch supplier in North America
at 61 percent.

"The Carrier IP market continues to be highly dynamic, as
service providers transition their legacy voice networks to VoIP to
provide new services and to cut costs," said Diane Myers, directing
analyst, service provider VoIP and IMS for Infonetics Research. "Our
recent report found that

Nortel kept its revenue market share lead in the worldwide
carrier VoIP market during the third quarter of 2009. Nortel has been
consistent in its leadership of the North America softswitch market
with 61 percent revenue market share for the current quarter."

Dell’Oro Group ranked Nortel CVAS as the top supplier in the
global Carrier VoIP and softswitch market for the eighth consecutive
year. According to Dell’Oro Group’s report, Carrier IP Telephony
Report, 3Q09, Nortel kept its number one position in the global VoIP
and softswitch market. The report also reported, that in 3Q 2009, the
overall VoIP market declined by seven percent while Nortel VoIP revenue
grew by four percent compared to 3Q 2008. Dell’Oro also reported that
in 3Q 2009, the overall softswitch market declined by seven percent
while Nortel’s softswitch revenue grew by seven percent compared to 3Q

According to Synergy Research Group’s report, Carrier VoIP
Worldwide Q3 2009 Market Share Update,  Nortel is the number one
supplier in the global VoIP, softswitch and media gateway space for 3Q
2009. In addition, Synergy Research has consistently ranked Nortel as
the number one supplier in the global softswitch market for the past
six quarters.

"Receiving this recognition is reconfirmation of Nortel’s
continued and unmatched ability to equip service providers around the
globe to transition their voice networks from TDM to IP," said Samih
Elhage, president, CVAS, Nortel. "It also reflects our ongoing
commitment to improve service provider’s ability to increase revenues
and reduce network costs. In addition, Nortel CVAS continues to secure
new customers globally, and to invest in leading-edge Carrier VoIP
solutions that will enable our customers to deliver advanced voice and
multimedia services that improve the way subscribers communicate and
conduct business."



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