Telephony market, even with the recession that we have been in since last year, has grown healthy 8% fron second quarter 2008 to third quarter 2008, to 2.6 Billion. IP PBX and Hybrid PBX gaining and the traditional TDM PBX loosing the ground, according to a new report from market research firm Infonetics Research.
The report also shows that Cisco took the lead for the first time in the overall PBX-KTS equipment market. Cisco had a revenue growth of 19% in the third quarter. In the chart, Avaya, also posted overall PBX revenue 10% follows Cisco in the worldwide PBX and IP PBX equipment markets. The third place is held by Nortel.
According to the report, Cisco is the only company to gain a significant market share.
“The enterprise telephony market more than likely will get squeezed during the recession, particularly in 2009, because one of the prime drivers of PBX sales is the creation of new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses, which are hampered during downturns. There are a few bright spots, though, like the pure IP PBX segment, which is benefiting from new product launches, and IP softphones, of which we've seen a tremendous uptake in recent quarters, and which should weather the economic storm fairly well, with continued annual growth expected,” said Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise voice and data at Infonetics Research.
The report also has information on,
- The IP PBX segment grew 9% in revenue and 7% in lines from 2Q08 to 3Q08
- Year-over-year, quarterly IP phone shipments are up 25% in 3Q08
- IP softphone shipments more than doubled from 2Q08 to 3Q08
- The TDM segment will drop below the $1 billion mark for the first time in 2008
Infonetics’ report tracks 3Com, Aastra, AudioCodes, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Dialogic, Mitel, NEC, Nortel, Quintum, Samsung, ShoreTel, Siemens, Tadiran, Toshiba, Vertical, and others. The report provides worldwide and regional forecasts and market size for TDM PBX/KTS systems, IP PBX systems with hybrid and pure IP splits, IP PBX by system size, VoIP gateways, and IP deskphones and softphones. Pivot tables are included.