Report: Now Lagging, IP Phone Sales Poised For Takeoff
Annual IP phone shipments will grow from 10 million units in 2006 to 164 million units in 2010.
VoIP services have been taking off in recent months, but IP phones have been lagging. That's going to change, according to In-Stat, which said Tuesday that growth in IP phones will begin in 2008.
In a research report titled "IP Phones Invade the Home and Office," the market research firm predicted total IP phone annual shipments will explode from 10 million units in 2006 to 164 million units in 2010.
"The migration to IP phones will coincide with the adoption of next-generation business and consumer applications such as presence-enabled calling features," said Keith Nissen, an In-Stat analyst, in a statement.
The market research firm said that currently just 40% of IP PBX seats are configured with IP phones. Cisco Systems dominates the business IP phone market with a 43% share of the market, while Avaya -- with 12% of the market -- is in second place.
2014 Next-Gen WAN SurveyWhile 68% say demand for WAN bandwidth will increase, just 15% are in the process of bringing new services or more capacity online now. For 26%, cost is the problem. Enter vendors from Aryaka to Cisco to Pertino, all looking to use cloud to transform how IT delivers wide-area connectivity.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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