Infonetics schätzt den weltweiten Markt für FMC Dienste im Jahr 2010 auf 46 Mrd. US$

Das amerikanische Marktforschungsinstitut Infonetics Research hat in einem aktueller Report (FMC Equipment, Phones, and Subscribers Market Outlook) den Markt für konvergente Dienste untersucht und kommt dabei zur Prognose, daß sich der Umsatz weltweit in diesem Segment bis 2010 auf 46 Mrd. US$ (entsprechen derzeit 31 Mrd. €) erhöhen werde. Im selben Jahr sollen die Anzahl der Nutzer bei 38 Millionen liegen.

Der wichtigste Anstoß dabei soll durch die UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) Technologie kommen Dazu Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst bei Infonetics: "UMA, which was believed to have short legs just a year ago, is the predominant technology deployed today to implement seamless FMC between wireless LAN and 2G cellular networks. "

FMC market forecast to top $46B in 2010, FMC subscribers to top 38M; UMA here to stay

CAMPBELL, California, October 4, 2007—The worldwide fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) market, including UMA network controllers, multi-access convergence gateways, and dual mode cellular/WiFi phones, is forecast by Infonetics Research to soar to $46.3 billion in 2010.

The report, FMC Equipment, Phones, and Subscribers Market Outlook, says that of all the current seamless and non-seamless variations of FMC implementations, UMA ( unlicensed mobile access) has seen the most significant push, triggered by intense competition. The fiercest battles are coming from attackers in Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK, where each incumbent is trying to protect its home turf. UMA is also the quickest fix prior to any migration to IMS, the report indicates.

“UMA, which was believed to have short legs just a year ago, is the predominant technology deployed today to implement seamless FMC between wireless LAN and 2G cellular networks. For those who still believe UMA will be short lived, it can now support 3G, is backed by the 3GPP, has a clear migration roadmap to IMS, and is becoming the default case for femtocells,” said Stéphane Téral, principal analyst at Infonetics Research.
Other highlights from the report:

Large European incumbents such as BT, France Télécom, and TeliaSonera have been leading the charge to offer UMA-based seamless dual mode WiFi/cellular services
Nokia is the worldwide dual mode cellular/WiFi phone market share leader by far, followed by Sony Ericsson and Motorola
Today all UMA network controllers (UNCs) are sold with dual mode handsets in mind, but soon likely will be sold for femtocell-only applications
The number of worldwide seamless FMC subscribers is expected to skyrocket from 188,000 in 2006 to 38.2 million in 2010
VCC application servers are not going anywhere; the VCC standard has been delayed, and as a result, VCC is now fully tied to IMS
Multi-access convergence gateways (MACGs) have the potential to become the largest FMC equipment market worldwide because they collapse several network elements into one platform and address the need for network consolidation, providing intelligent interaction with subscribers, services, and transport mechanisms
Infonetics’ FMC report provides worldwide and regional market size, select market share, and forecasts from 2006 to 2010 for UNCs, MACGs, dual service phones, UMA and IMS seamless FMC phones, and FMC subscribers. Regions include North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, CALA, and worldwide.

The report tracks products by Airvana, Alcatel-Lucent, Asus, Azaire, BenQ, Certicom, Cicero, Ericsson, E-TEN, fg microtec, FirstHand, Gigabyte, HP, HTC, Kineto, LG, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Paragon, Reef Point, Sagem, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Starent, STOKE, Toshiba, Vitendo, and WNC.

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Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom. Services include market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.