Euro VoIP Up, US down

Europeans are spending more on enterprise VoIP gear, while US spending is down according to Synergy Research Group’s Q4 2004 reports. The EMEA Enterprise IP Telephony market increased 28.1 % sequentially and 88.8% year over year while its U.S. counterpart dipped 3.5%– the first decrease ever measured for U.S. enterprise IP telephony.

The U.S. market saw 8 vendors post negative sequential growth compared to all vendors in EMEA experiencing positive growth and in many instances that growth being strong double digit. Alcatel, Avaya, and 3Com posted the strongest EMEA growth of 51, 42, and 33 percent.

“There appears to be more than the affects of seasonal spending driving up the strong EMEA numbers in the quarter,” said Jeremy Duke, President & CEO at Synergy Research Group. “Synergy believes IP telephony is gaining strong acceptance in EMEA and we anticipate this trend to accelerate in 2005.”

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