In-Stat: IP outpacing traditional PBXs

January 9, 2008 -- IP telephony has crossed over from an emerging technology to the mainstream choice for business voice, reports the high-tech research firm.

January 9, 2008 -- IP telephony has crossed over from an emerging technology to the mainstream choice for business voice, reports the high-tech research firm In-Stat.

The firm maintains that user acceptance of IP telephony is high, with sales of IP lines in the first half of 2007 continuing "to solidly outpace" those of traditional lines as the move to IP telephony among businesses continues.

"For IP telephony, the initial technical and operational challenges are behind it," says Norm Bogen, In-Stat research director. "ROIs are proving the economics to be solid, and the productivity gains associated with the technology are, and will continue to exceed, those that could be realized with traditional telephony."

Recent research by In-Stat also found the following: in the first half of 2007, 11.1 million IP lines were shipped worldwide, comprising over 80% of total shipments; Nortel, Avaya and Cisco continue to lead the IP PBX market, but Microsoft's entry into this market will have a major impact for years to come; unified communications is the current battleground for vendors.

The research, "Worldwide PBX Update: It's All About IP," covers the worldwide market for business PBXs. The report provides five-year line shipment forecasts for traditional and IP lines and five-year revenue forecasts for traditional and IP lines. It also contains insights into market trends shaping the PBX marketplace and market share estimates for the leading PBX vendors. Results of a 2007 PBX user survey are included.

The price of the research is $2,995. For more information on the research or to purchase online, click here.

Related In-Stat research includes the following:

IP Phones Worldwide: Corded, Cordless, and WLAN

Worldwide Unified Communications Product Forecast

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