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VoIP line shipments passed 50% mark in Q3 of ’04: Eastern Management Group

The Eastern Management Group, Inc. today announced the availability of its 93rd Edition of Monitor, a PBX tracking...


January 5, 2005  


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The Eastern Management Group, Inc. today announced the availability of its 93rd Edition of Monitor, a PBX tracking service, covering the third quarter of calendar year 2004.

Results revealed that the sales of VoIP business telephone lines surpassed that of TDM business telephone lines.

The Bridgewater, N.J. management consulting firm estimates that 1.796 million VoIP lines were shipped compared to 1.793 million TDM lines. Total VoIP line share now totals 50.04% up from 47% during the previous quarter.

Shipments of PBX, Key Telephone System and VoIP lines totaled 3.59 million, representing a sequential increase of 450,000 or 14.2%. On a year-over-year basis, lines grew by 240,000 or 7%.

Nortel holds the largest line share of the TDM & VoIP customer premise equipment market with 24%, followed by Avaya and NEC.

Among the top three, NEC displayed a sequential growth in total CPE lines of 31%. The installed base of Centrex lines totals 12 million a sequential quarter decline of 1%.

In the VoIP space (which includes IP LAN and IP TDM), Avaya emerged as the winner in terms of total VoIP lines shipped, followed by Nortel and Cisco.

“The fact it took VoIP lines a mere three years to increase from 673 thousand-in 4Q 2001 to 1.796 million in 3Q 2004, depicts how fast the migration to IP is taking place.”, says Arrian Shafqat, senior consultant at The Eastern Management Group.

“The transition is remarkable and it indicates the comfort and confidence that businesses have in VoIP adoption; vendors deserve credit for that as they have worked hard to address the two main concerns that the Enterprise Market had when IP Telephony was nascent: Security and Quality of Service.”