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IP Line Licenses Shipments Continue to Dwindle Due to a Challenging Environment
Tough global macro-economic conditions continue to pressurize many businesses into adopting a wait-and-see approach, thus, negatively affecting global sales of enterprise communications platforms. This market insight provides executives with a brief analysis of the Q1 2014 results of the global enterprise premises-based IP telephony market.
Key Market Highlights
-In Q1 2014 global IP line license shipments decreased by percent when compared to Q1 2013 to million IP extensions shipped.
-Tough global macro-economic conditions continue to pressure many businesses to adopt a wait-and-see approach, negatively affecting global sales of enterprise communications platforms.
-Hosted/cloud communications adoption continues to grow, causing many businesses to be more cautious when considering an investment in on-premises equipment.
-Avaya, Cisco and Microsoft held the top-three leading positions with combined IP line licenses shipment of percent, followed closely by the new Mitel, which held percent market share after the Aastra acquisition.
-In terms of UC client licenses, the market continued to grow in Q1 2014, with UC client license shipments reaching almost million units, which represented percent growth in comparison to Q1 2013.
-Almost all major enterprise communications vendors grew their UC client shipments, except for Alcatel-Lucent and Unify, which saw some declines, mainly due to a still difficult economic situation in Europe.
-The industry shipped 5.7 million units of IP desktop phones, which represented a moderate growth of percent compared to the same quarter last year.
-Growth of IP desktop phones was mainly driven by high growth of SIP phones and IP media phones.
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