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Infonetics Research says that the worldwide PBX/KTS revenue dropped 12% to $1.5 billion between 4Q04 and 1Q05, and the number of PBX/KTS lines shipped worldwide decreased to 6.3 million in 1Q05, 15% lower than in 4Q04. Pure IP is the only PBX category to beat the […]

Infonetics Research says that the worldwide PBX/KTS revenue dropped 12% to $1.5 billion between 4Q04 and 1Q05, and the number of PBX/KTS lines shipped worldwide decreased to 6.3 million in 1Q05, 15% lower than in 4Q04. Pure IP is the only PBX category to beat the budget blues in 1Q05, increasing 10% to $223 million, 36% higher than a year ago. Revenue is forecast to jump another 24% to $277 million in 1Q06. Pure IP and hybrid system revenue together total $1 billion. Most of the hybrid players had a down first quarter, but the pure IP players, like 3Com, Cisco, and ShoreTel, were able to maintain growth.

  1. What will happen to players such as vodavi?

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  2. this is totally true. the ip pbx market is growing and there are companies such as vertical with product offerings for niche markets such as real estate and law. ip pbx is the future, ip pbx business phone systems will be the next wave in the telecom sector

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  3. [...] The sales of IP-PBX offerings are on an upswing and traditional PBX boxes are going down. I have written in the past that commoditization is driving the PBX profit margins into ground for incumbents. Fonality is trying to leverage these trends to its own advantage. [...]

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