Good news for the session border controller industry this week: Reports are floating around noting the significant increase in use of enterprise session border controllers in 2011 by 60 percent. Infonetics Research attributes this important growth to the increased levels of adoption of SIP trunking as businesses are increasingly finding the need to explore interoperability options and network security requirements.
Diane Myers, directing analyst for VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research, stated, "The market for enterprise session border controllers jumped 60 percent in 2011 and will grow significantly over the coming years as the adoption of SIP trunking continues to expand.”
Providing worldwide and regional market size, analysis, and forecasts, Infonetics provides a biannual report on Enterprise SBC to discuss projections over the next few years and to shed insight into international growth.
Myers continued, "The enterprise SBC market is a sweet spot in the enterprise market because it fills a growing need for security, interoperability, and network border traversal."
This year’s report issued forecasts through 2016 for enterprise SBC revenue and sessions by system and business size in North America, Asia Pacific, EMEA, and Central and Latin America.
I recently had the privilege of attending a session Myers conducted in Boston about the growth of VoIP and where it will lead in the next few years; her mention of session border controllers was a big factor. She noted that SBCs are being deployed for access and interconnection. Recent surveys have pointed out that SIP and SIP trunking services are the top services now being run through organizations’ SBCs.