Infonetics: Umsatz mit FMC Telefonen lag im 2. Quartal 2008 bei 7,6 Mrd. US$

Die Analysten von Infonetics veröffentlichen halbjährlich Reports zum FMC Markt. In der aktuellen Version von „FMC Equipment, Phones, and Subscribers “ berichten sie, dass das Marktvolumen für Dual Mode Geräte im zweiten Quartal 2008 7,6 Mrd. US$ betrage. Zwischen 2007 und 2011 sei eine Verfünffachung zu erwarten.

Umsätze für FMC Netzelemente (UMA Network Controllers, Voice Call Continuity Controllers (VCC) Application Servers und Multi-Access Convergence Gateways) haben sich Infonetics zufolge zwischen 2006 und 2007 verfünffacht und werden sich bis 2011 nochmals versiebenfachen.

Marktführer bei den Dual Mode Geräten sei mit Abstand Nokia, gefolgt von Samsung. Der UMA Netzwerk Controller Markt werde dagegen von Ericsson angeführt.


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Stéphane Téral
Principal Analyst, Service Provider VoIP, IMS, & Mobile Infrastructure
Infonetics Research
(408) 583- 3371

Richard Webb
Directing Analyst, WiMAX, WiFi, & Mobile Devices
Infonetics Research
(408) 583-3369
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FMC phones hit $7.6B in 2Q08; FMC network elements on target to grow 82% in 2008
CAMPBELL, California, October 27, 2008—Market research firm Infonetics Research reports in FMC Equipment, Phones, and Subscribers that sales of dual mode cellular/WiFi phones, including dual service and UMA and IMS seamless FMC client phones, hit $7.6 billion in 2Q08 and are expected to be up 16% for the year, indicating healthy growth for converged cellular/WiFi services in both enterprise and consumer market segments.
Meanwhile, the nascent FMC network element market, which launched last year and includes UMA network controllers (UNCs), voice call continuity (VCC) application servers, and multi-access convergence gateways, grew 5-fold from 2006 to 2007 and is forecast to grow another 7-fold between 2007 and 2011 worldwide.
“UMA continues to dominate the worldwide seamless FMC market, and remains a 2-horse race, with unabated deployments at T-Mobile USA and Orange in Europe, which, as anticipated, is launching 3G UMA. In addition, Rogers Wireless has now joined the UMA bandwagon in North America. We expect all the phone and equipment segments in the niche FMC market to grow rapidly, with the economic downturn actually making T-Mobile USA’s offering more attractive to stretched consumers,” said
Stéphane Téral, principal analyst at Infonetics Research and co-author of the report.
report highlights:
  • Nokia is the worldwide dual mode cellular/WiFi phone market share leader by far in 2Q08, followed by Samsung, which has been consistently ramping up sales
  • Ericsson leads the worldwide UMA network controller market, followed by Motorola and Alcatel-Lucent
  • The number of worldwide seamless FMC subscribers is rising rapidly, jumping from 1.7 million in 2007 to 9.7 million in 2008
  • The number of FMC phone units is expected to nearly quintuple in the 5 years from 2007 to 2011
  • Brasil Telecom’s VCC initiative, the first large scale VCC deployment for residential services, is adding steam to the VCC application server market
  • The multi-access convergence gateway market is building some momentum, with strong activity in India and growing interest in other parts of the world
Infonetics’ FMC report is published twice per year and provides worldwide and regional market size, select market share, and forecasts from 2007 to 2011 for UNCs, VCC application servers, MACGs, dual service phones, UMA and IMS seamless FMC phones, and FMC subscribers. Regions include North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, CALA, and worldwide.
Companies tracked include Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, Azaire Networks, Ericsson, HTC, Kineto Wireless, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Nortel, Panasonic, RIM, Sagem, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, TCL, Toshiba, ZTE, and others.
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Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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