3CX was the fastest growing PBX vendor over the last four quarters (Q4 2012 to Q3 2013 inclusive) according to research from MZA, with the company’s call control license shipments growing by 52% year-on-year in Q3 2013. 3CX is experiencing a level of growth, despite the tough climate within the wider global PBX market which saw a 7% decline in the same period.
According to 3CX their success has come by taking advantage of the growing demand for software based Unified Communications solutions. 3CX has avoided the difficulties now facing the providers of traditional PBX systems that use proprietary hardware, which are struggling with a lack of functionality and high costs. 3CX’s growth is indicative of the broader trend within the telephony market, which is seeing a marked shift away from traditional proprietary PBX systems to VoIP. The research from MZA reveals a 3% increase in the IP extensions market in Western Europe in Q3 2013, with IP extensions representing 57% of the market.
Will Parsons, co-reporter of MZA’s Quarterly PBX/IP PBX Analysis, said “3CX is without question a significant emerging player in the global market for PBX extensions and call control licenses. In a time where businesses budgets are often restricted due to economic constraints, the cost savings, the ease of maintenance and the full functionality of the 3CX Phone System has proved to have a wide appeal in the market place.”
Nick Galea, CEO, 3CX said “Our impressive growth, highlighted in the MZA report, is a testament to high quality of the 3CX Phone System. 3CX Phone System has successfully responded to the urgent need from businesses around the world for a cost effective, software-based, Unified Communications solution. Our phone system offers a feature-rich, yet reliable solution, enabling companies to save money and time so that they can focus on their core business. In 2014 we expect 3CX to go from strength to strength as more businesses make the move from traditional proprietary PBX systems, to VoIP.”