In-Stat/MDR Reports Media Gateway Market Hits Bottom, Begins Recovery.Business Editors
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 10, 2003
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3. recent research released by In-Stat/MDR (http://www.instat.com), the media gateway market has put the worst of its recent decline behind it, with port shipments and revenues already starting to increase. The high-tech market research firm reports that shipments of media gateway packet voice ports decreased by 35.8% in 2002 to 4.642 million ports, while revenues declined by 48.1% to $493 million. However, on a sequential quarterly basis, revenues for this market increased by 37.9% in the fourth quarter of 2002. For all of 2003, In-Stat/MDR expects media gateway revenues to increase by a total of 16.6% while voice port shipments will increase by 24.1%.
"Packet voice equipment was supposed to revolutionize rev·o·lu·tion·ize
tr.v. rev·o·lu·tion·ized, rev·o·lu·tion·iz·ing, rev·o·lu·tion·iz·es
1. To bring about a radical change in: Television has revolutionized news coverage.
2. the telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications. industry, before the telecom CapEx slowdown For articles with similar titles, see Slow Down (disambiguation).
A slowdown is an industrial action in which employees perform their duties but seek to reduce productivity or efficiency in their performance of these duties. hit the packet voice market hard," said Norm Bogen, a research director with In-Stat/MDR. "However, the eventual transition to packet voice is inevitable. It is just going to take longer than many people thought."
In-Stat/MDR reports that there are several reasons why the transition will take longer:
-- Voice quality in the early days was not very good. That
problem has been solved.
-- The CapEx slowdown caused by years of overspending, big debt
loads and service provider bankruptcies. The
telecommunications industry is still in a capital-constrained
-- The promised CapEx and OpEx savings were difficult to
find/justify for many service providers. That is because much
of the software to make packet voice networks work efficiently
was new and immature immature /im·ma·ture/ (im?ah-chldbomacr´) unripe or not fully developed.
Not fully grown or developed.
unripe or not fully developed. . Also, most VoIP implementations run in
parallel with a traditional circuit-switched network for a
period of time until the old network is replaced. That
actually leads to higher OpEx in the short term.
In-Stat/MDR believes that true savings from packet voice will be achieved as service providers (and their vendors) do a better job of planning their implementations. Even with impediments IMPEDIMENTS, contracts. Legal objections to the making of a contract. Impediments which relate to the person are those of minority, want of reason, coverture, and the like; they are sometimes called disabilities. Vide Incapacity.
2. , there have been pockets of growth (international long distance, long distance calling cards, rural Local Exchange Carrier replacement of old Class 5 switches) over the last year. And there are additional opportunities for growth on the horizon, including cable telephony See cable telephone. and wireless networks.
The report, "Media Gateway Market Hits Bottom, Begins Recovery" (#IN030833CT), includes a description of the applications that will drive media gateway shipments, market segmentation Market Segmentation
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