With the worldwide sales of IP phones picking up, it’s safe to say that there is a movement gravitating toward IP telephony systems (beginning in 2010). Corded IP phones remain the standard, and will continue to dominate the enterprise IP phone market throughout the business market.
A New In-Stat (News - Alert) (www.in-stat) research forecasts suggest that IP phone shipments, for business and consumer, will exceed 40 million units in 2015.
Discussing the growing influence of IP phones in the business market, Norm Bogen, VP of Digital Entertainment said, “IP phones are enabling businesses and consumers to use their telephone system for more advanced communications.”
“These applications are more clearly understood in the enterprise space, where IP-based communication is replacing TDM networks at a steady pace. On the consumer side, the market for Wi-Fi phones has not materialized. Instead, DECT phones dominate the consumer IP phone market,” he added.
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
Cisco and Avaya (News - Alert) are leading the market for enterprise IP phones. Among other major competitors are Aastra, Alcatel-Lucent, LG, Mitel, NEC, Polycom, ShoreTel, and Siemens.
Outside of service provider deployments and Skype (News - Alert), consumer adoption of VoIP has been minimal.
Business Wi-Fi/Cellular Phone Shipments grew by nearly 40% in 2010 over 2009. Among the leading handset OEMs in the dual-mode segment, HTC (News - Alert) saw the biggest share gain.
In related news, Allworx, a wholly owned subsidiary of PAETEC (News - Alert) Holding Corp., which develops award winning Internet Protocol (IP) phone and network systems for businesses of all sizes, unveiled the Allworx 9204G, the newest addition to the Allworx series of IP phones. Read more.
Charles West is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Prior to joining TMC Charles worked with many gadget oriented sites that included running his own blog (TheTrendaholic.com) and Smartphone column for examiner.com. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Charles West