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IP Lines for PBX Expected to Decline for First Time in 2009
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
The report notes that Cisco, Avaya (News - Alert) and Nortel had the most IP line shipments in the quarter. And, despite VoIP transforming the industry for more than a decade, Dell’Oro found that the IP line shipments for the eight largest vendors in the market, namely Aastra (News - Alert), Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Mitel, NEC, Nortel and Siemens averaged only 49 percent of total line shipments in the quarter.
These findings provide significant insight into what to expect out of the coming year in terms of VoIP implementations and IP for PBX (News - Alert). At the same time, the industry is changing. Even as economic pressures loom, other elements within the industry are impacting the adoption and implementation of technologies.
The promise of 4G technology is keeping a number of companies on their toes, anticipating the next wave of advancements. Mobile VoIP is presenting new opportunities altogether, yet adoption is still slower than expected as providers wait for the next generation.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi