Thursday, November 15, 2007
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Avaya Inc. extended its lead in worldwide enterprise Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony revenues, according to Synergy Research Group's 3Q 2007 Enterprise Voice Market Shares Report. The report shows that Avaya led with 28 percent of the IP Telephony market, the largest quarterly share the company has achieved in this segment. This places Avaya as the #1 vendor in IP Telephony for a third consecutive quarter, marking another period of accelerating growth for the company.
According to Synergy's latest report, Avaya's leading market share placed it nearly 2 points ahead of its nearest competitor. Avaya also outpaced industry revenue growth both sequentially and when compared with the year-ago quarter. This comes at a time when the enterprise IP Telephony industry is experiencing strong growth. The top four vendors for worldwide enterprise IP Telephony revenues, according to Synergy, are: Avaya, Cisco, Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent.
"This industry is now running on all cylinders," said Jeremy Duke, president and CEO of Synergy Research Group. "When measuring against the same time last year, our latest figures show an increase of 23 percent in overall industry IP revenues. Avaya grew its IP revenues by 27 percent, demonstrating that in a highly competitive market, Avaya has been successful in bringing leading IP telephony products to market."
Avaya is a leader in business communications applications, software and services. It helps organizations around the globe evolve their infrastructures with IP Telephony, a communications technology that delivers rich communications applications (using voice, video, data, etc.) over converged networks. Applications running on today’s IP Telephony networks include unified communications, customer contact solutions, and communications enabled business processes.
"More businesses are experiencing the benefits gained through a strong IP Telephony foundation from Avaya," said Stuart Wells, senior vice president and president, Avaya Global Communications Solutions. "Through open, interoperable IP solutions, Avaya will continue to lead the evolution to next generation unified communications and customer service applications that bring real value to businesses."
At the core of Avaya's portfolio of converged solutions is the industry's leading IP Telephony software – Avaya Communication Manager. This open standards, multi-vendor software provides a communications foundation for IP-based applications, contact center solutions, and a host of Avaya one-X™ end points and mobility solutions.