Worldwide sales of IP phones picked up momentum in 2010, as the migration toward IP telephony systems continues, according to new stats from research firm In-Stat.
Within the business market, corded IP phones remain the standard, and will keep dominating the enterprise IP phone market through 2015. In fact, shipments of IP phones for the business and consumer markets will surpass 40 million units in 2015, In-Stat found.
IP phones are enabling businesses and consumers to use their telephone system for more advanced communications,” said Norm Bogen, In-Stats vice president of digital entertainment. These applications are more clearly understood in the enterprise space, where IP-based communication is replacing TDM networks at a steady pace.”
Cisco Systems Inc. and Avaya Inc. lead the market for enterprise IP phones. Other major competitors include Aastra, Alcatel-Lucent, LG, Mitel, NEC, Polycom, ShoreTel and Siemens.