Strong Hybrid and IP PBX Sales Drive PBX Market Up 12%

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Strong Hybrid and IP PBX Sales Drive PBX Market Up 12%

Interesting PBX/IP-PBX report to share... The bolded part is pretty amazing to me.

Worldwide PBX/KTS revenue grew 12% to $1.6 billion between the first and second quarters of 2005, and is forecast to total close to $7 billion in 2005, according to Infonetics Research's new Enterprise Telephony report.

TDM equipment revenue is expected to plummet, from $2.8 billion in 2003 to $759 million in 2008, but the overall market is growing due to strong IP PBX sales, which jumped 17% to $1.2 billion in 2Q05. Worldwide hybrid PBX revenue will nearly triple and pure IP PBX more than quadruple between 2003 and 2008.

"This was a very solid quarter for the PBX market," said Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst at Infonetics Research. "All vendors had a positive quarter, and most of them grew in the solid double-digits. The battle for IP PBX line market share in North America continues, with Nortel leading and Cisco passing Avaya this quarter."

2Q05 Highlights
- The top IP PBX system vendors for worldwide lines shipped are the same as last quarter: Alcatel is number-one, followed by Nortel, Avaya, Cisco, and Mitel
- Worldwide PBX/KTS unit shipments totaled 131,000 in 2Q05, up 13% from 1Q05
- TDM makes up 49%, hybrid 42%, and pure IP 9% of worldwide units shipped
- Hybrid PBXs account for 58% of total PBX/KTS revenue, TDM 26%, and pure IP 16%; by 2008, hybrids will grow to 69% of the market, pure IP will increase to 23%, and TDM will drop to 8%

Infonetics' report tracks TDM PBX/KTS systems and hybrid and pure IP PBX systems in North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, CALA, and worldwide. Companies tracked include 3Com, Aastra, Alcatel, Avaya, Cisco, ESI, Mitel, NEC, Nortel, ShoreTel, Siemens, Sphere, Swyx, Toshiba, Vertical Communications, Zultys, and others.

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