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VOP market expected to rebound after stumbling in ’02

With a sharp decline in capital expenditures by customers of Voice over Packet (VOP) equipment, VoP chipsets stumbl...


January 8, 2003  


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With a sharp decline in capital expenditures by customers of Voice over Packet (VOP) equipment, VoP chipsets stumbled hard in 2002 with a drop in expected port shipments.

However, according to high-tech market research firm In-Stat/MDR, the market will recover from last year’s downturn and experience steady and respectable growth, rising to roughly US$271 million in revenues by 2006.

"Overall, we remain bullish on the market, " says In-Stat/MDR analyst Sam Lucero. "Though recent economic and market conditions have caused a downturn in the short-term, it will experience significant growth as circuit-switched equipment is eventually replaced in favour of packet-based equipment.

A new report examines the market from the perspective of four key segments: infrastructure gateways, business gateways, IP Phones and residential gateways. Forecasts for shipments and revenues are given for each of these segments.

The research firm notes that low-density chipsets designed for IP phones, residential gateways and packet IADs are increasingly turning toward system-on-chip designs in order to decrease costs.

Further information on the report is available at www.instat.com.


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