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IP desk phone sales topped US$500 million in the last quarter, according to Dell’Oro Group

The Dell'Oro Group reported today that IP desk phone market posted strong results in the fourth quarter of 2006, gr...


February 14, 2007  


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The Dell’Oro Group reported today that IP desk phone market posted strong results in the fourth quarter of 2006, growing 31% year-over-year to exceed US$500 million.

“Much of the strength in IP desk phone market in the fourth quarter came from large North American vendors such as Avaya, Cisco, and Nortel, selling into Eastern Europe,” said Alan Weckel, an analyst with the firm, who specializes in IP telephony enterprise research.

“These vendors continue to expand their sales efforts in the region because Eastern Europe has the higher growth rate potential than the more mature Western European market. Many parts of Eastern Europe have antiquated PBXs and there is an opportunity for the region and vendors to transition directly to IP.”

The report also reveals that enterprise PBX market revenues climbed 9% over the same quarter a year ago partly on continued replacement cycle strength and strong sales in emerging regional markets.