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Avaya IP telephony line shipments cross 7 million mark

Avaya Inc. today announced it has passed the seven million line milestone for IP telephony shipments and that its I...


August 16, 2005  


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Avaya Inc. today announced it has passed the seven million line milestone for IP telephony shipments and that its IP line shipments surpassed traditional line shipments this year.

“The adoption of IP telephony by enterprises is growing markedly, as demonstrated by a more than 70% year-over-year growth noted in the first quarter of this year,” said Jeremy Duke, president and CEO, Synergy Research Group, a consulting firm that tracks the IP market. “And yet, the major part of the adoption curve still lies ahead.”

In 2004, IP telephony accounted for 8% of the 423 million total enterprise telephony lines installed worldwide, a figure that is increasing rapidly as companies migrate from traditional telephony systems to gain the benefits of converged voice and data. The overall market for IP lines installed is expected to quadruple by 2007.

“Businesses are beginning to understand the true value of IP telephony lies in the integration of communications applications and business applications,” said Don Peterson, chairman and CEO of Avaya.

“We call this Intelligent Communications, and it is leading to a redefinition of business processes while creating new business models and greater customer satisfaction.”