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Australian IP Telephony Equipment Pauses for Breath with a Small 5% Dip in Q105, Finds IDC

  • 20 July, 2005 14:47

<p>NORTH SYDNEY, July 20th, 2005 – The Australian Enterprise IP Telephony market has declined 5% compared to Q404, but it has increased 63% compared to the first quarter of 2004, according to the latest “IDC Australia Quarterly IP Telephony Enterprise Equipment Tracker” which tracks IP Phones, Single-mode IP PBXs and Dual-mode IP PBXs. This quarter's decline is due primarily to seasonality – the first quarter of the year is usually a slow quarter for IP telephony equipment vendors.</p>
<p>Most of the deals this quarter were made at the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) level, usually installing a hybrid analog/digital and IP solution. However, there were also some large deals this quarter including; Australia Master Games with Cisco, Schneider Electric with Avaya, University of New England with Alcatel and the NSW Department of Primary Industries with Nortel.</p>
<p>"The war in the IP telephony market is far from over. Market share competition among leading equipment vendors is getting tougher, but competitors are now coming from different directions, especially in the SME segment with residential VoIP players moving up the value chain and open source IP PBXs beginning to crawl into this market," said Susana Vidal, Senior Telecommunications Analyst at IDC.</p>
<p>IDC's IP Telephony Market Highlights for Q105:</p>
<p>* Cisco continues to sit tight in the top spot in the IP phones and single-mode IP PBX segments, despite Cisco’s declining market share as its Q105 shipments dropped over 20% compared to Q404.</p>
<p>* Avaya held on to the second position in the IP phones and single-mode IP PBX markets, thus coming very close to being neck-to-neck with Cisco this quarter as well. Avaya IP phones shipments also declined over 20% quarter over quarter.</p>
<p>* Alcatel and Nortel, third and fourth respectively, have displaced NEC in the IP phones segment this quarter, relegating NEC to the fifth position. NEC had a large IP phones shipment earlier in the year with the VOTS deal.</p>
<p>* Polycom had explosive sequential growth of over 200% in their IP phones shipments that has given them the six position, sales come mostly from Telstra's channel with their IP Centrex offering.</p>
<p>* Alcatel and Mitel have the third and fourth positions in the single-mode IP PBX market, with customer wins in the education and business services for the former and government and utilities for the latter.</p>
<p>* NEC kept the first place of the dual-mode IP PBX market, with deals in the education, heath care, manufacturing and government verticals and Nortel kept the second place in this market as it continued to ship to the transport/logistics, retail and manufacturing verticals.</p>
<p>The "IDC Australia Quarterly IP Telephony Enterprise Equipment Tracker" includes information on IP Phones, Single-mode IP PBXs and Dual-mode IP PBXs, also vertical splits and forecasts and analysis.</p>
<p>To purchase this tracker, please call the IDC sales team on (61 2) 9925-2226 or email Gary Clarke on</p>
<p>For press enquiries please contact:
Susana Vidal
Senior Analyst, Telecommunications
Phone: 61 2 9925 2223</p>
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<p>Journalists are invited to attend IDC's Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility Conference 2005: Framework for a Competitive Edge "Making the Right Connection: Staying Ahead in a Wireless World" in Sydney on August 2nd 2005.</p>

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