According to preliminary market analysis (first quarter, 2004) by Synergy Research Group, North American Carrier VoIP equipment sales were up 6.8 percent, while EMEA and Asia/Pacific equipment sales were up 2.7 and 2.6 percent, respectively.
All told, Synergy reports that the total global carrier VoIP market grew 13 percent over the same period last year.
In the quarter, the United States represented the largest share of the Worldwide Carrier VoIP opportunity holding a share of 54.9 percent.
The Synergy report also ranked vendors in terms of U.S. Carrier VoIP Market Share, with the following results:
In the EMEA region, only Cisco appears from the North American leaders. In that part of the world, the Synergy rankings yield the following results:
All in all this bodes well for the carrier market and for VoIP. Today’s numbers just further underscore my argument from yesterday’s entry that the shift from TDM to IP is well underway.
Have a great weekend! I’m off to the Adirondacks to volunteer some time for a children’s camp I’ve been involved in since I was a kid. The schedule calls for some maintenance work before the camp opens its doors to over 100 kids for the month of July.
This weekend promises thunderstorms and day-long rains, so I’m not too excited about that. I am however thrilled for my Golden retriever, Tuz (sounds like “booze”). He loves tearing around the woods and especially enjoys an occasional dip in the pond.