Acme Packet retains SBC crown

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Acme Packet continues to hold nearly half the total market for session border controllers (SBC). Infonetics and Current Analysis both credit Acme with dominating the SBC market in 2008.

For the fiscal year 2008, Infonetics showed Acme Packet with 45 percent market share, and said it had 48 percent of the SBC market in Q4 2008, based upon product revenues.  By Infonetics' numbers, Acme has more than three times the market share of any other competitor.

In January 2009, Current Analysis gave Acme Packet a five-star rating and noted Synergy Research Group stating that the company held more than a 30 percent market share advantage (51.9 percent of the overall market) over the number two player in the stand-alone SBC market in the first nine months of 2008.

In comparison, GENBAND/NextPoint had around 15 percent market share, Huawei had 15 percent market share, and AudioCodes and Mera each had less than 5 percent.

Next year's numbers will be much more interesting, as Acme moves beyond its traditional telecom roots and starts establishing its foothold into the enterprise space, while GENBAND expands its integration of NextPoint's technology into its hardware.

For more:
- Acme Packet's release on the 2008 SBC crown.

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