T3i Group Names Panasonic Market Leader in SMB Phone Space

Panasonic System Networks Company of America has taken honors as the market leader in the small-business telephone space, beating out its competitors by six points in the first quarter of 2010, according to research firm T3i Group.

The communications vendor had 21 percent market share in the first quarter, with a six-point lead over Vertical Communications, and 20 percent market share in the second quarter, with a three-point lead over Avaya/Nortel, according to the report, InfoTrack for Enterprise Communications, North America.”

Correspondingly, Panasonics line shipments increased 6.2 percent quarter-over-quarter and 26.3 percent year-over-year in Q1 and 19 percent quarter-over-quarter and 4 percent year-over-year in Q2.

T3i Group defines the small-business telephony market as key/hybrid, PBX and converged business phone systems with two to 40 extensions.

Panasonic offers one of the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios of reliable, affordable, and flexible solutions for small and medium-sized businesses,” said Bill Taylor, president of Panasonic System Networks Company of America in a statement. Our consistent performance quarter after quarter reflects this commitment. Business decision-makers know that they can count on Panasonic solutions to deliver exceptional performance and enhanced productivity, which translates into an improved bottom line for our customers.”

InfoTrack for Enterprise Communications” from T3i Group tracks and forecasts business telephony system shipments, revenues and share globally, regionally and in 20 countries with emphasis on IP telephony penetration of the installed base.

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