Dell’Oro: Demand Rising for IP PBXs in the Third Quarter

Avaya and Cisco Post Record PBX Sales

A recently published report from Dell’Oro Group, an established source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, indicates that IP PBX market revenues grew 10 percent in the third quarter and will be the fastest growing market segment during 2007 when IP PBX revenues are projected to surpass those of Traditional PBX and Key.

“Implementing IP Telephony paves the way for enterprises to capture the benefits of advanced voice applications including emerging Unified Communication solutions,” commented Steve Raab, Director of IP Telephony Research at Dell’Oro Group. “In the third quarter, IP line shipments increased for all but one vendor, and we project strong growth in IP line adoption in 2007,” Raab added.

The report also reveals that enterprise PBX market revenues climbed 9 percent over the same quarter a year ago partly on strong sales in Europe. During the recent quarter, Avaya and Cisco both exceeded 17 percent line shipment growth in Europe as they continued to expand their presence in the region.