Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Networks Land Leader Titles in IMS Scorecard
Jul 14, 2015
Campbell, CALIFORNIA (July 14, 2015)—IHS (NYSE: IHS) today released excerpts from its 2015 IHS Infonetics IMS Vendor Scorecard , which profiles and analyzes the 6 top revenue producers of core IP Multimedia Subsystem network solutions: Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Mavenir, Nokia Networks and ZTE .
The only report of its kind, IHS’ IMS scorecard evaluates the leading IMS vendors on criteria using actual data and metrics, including market presence (market share, financials, solution breadth and buyer feedback on product reliability and service/support) and market momentum (market share momentum, NFV intensity, buyer feedback on vendors’ technology innovation). The report includes a Leadership Landscape Graph that classifies vendors as “Leader,” “Established” or “Challenger” based on their scores in these criteria. This approach eliminates subjectivity and ensures vendors are assessed accurately and fairly.
“The core IMS market is highly competitive among the market share leaders. But beyond market share, what sets the vendors apart are financial health and customer perceptions. Our scorecard ‘Leaders’— Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia Networks —rise above the pack thanks to strong financials. This does not take away from advantages the other vendors have, but it does put some distance between the Leaders and the other players,” said Diane Myers, research director for VoIP, UC and IMS at IHS.
IMS VENDOR SCORECARD HIGHLIGHTS
- Ericsson ’s market share, strong customer perceptions and deep relationships with mobile operators is helping it take advantage of the voice over LTE opportunity
- Huawei has built market share through fixed-line VoIP networks using IMS and is positioned to capture the next wave of IMS spending related to VoLTE
- Long a top vendor in the service provider VoIP market, Nokia Networks should further boost market presence via its merger with Alcatel-Lucent
- Alcatel-Lucent is the third-largest IMS vendor, has above-average market share, scores above average for product reliability and service and support by service providers, and is at the forefront of developing IMS virtualized network functions
- The smallest IMS vendor in the group, Mavenir is viewed by service providers as a top innovator that’s been able to steadily gain market share by focusing almost exclusively on mobile operators
- Well established in its home country of China, ZTE has built a growing IMS business with cost-effective solutions that are appealing to operators in developing countries
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