Even though the adoption of IP phones is currently lagging, the growth of IP phones will accelerate significantly in 2008, according to In-Stat. The mass migration to IP-based services is occurring in both the business and consumer markets.
In-Stat found the following in their research:
- Total IP phone annual shipments will grow from 10 million units in 2006 to 164 million units in 2010.
- Only 40% of IP PBX seats are currently configured with IP phones.
- Cisco leads the business IP phone market with a 43% market share. The next closest competitor is Avaya, at 12%.
The research, IP Phones Invade the Home and Office, covers the market for business and consumer IP corded, cordless (DECT), Wi-Fi, and cellular/Wi-Fi phones. It addresses the current market for dedicated IP-PBX desk sets, and the impact of trends toward wireless and mobility. Five-year shipment and revenue forecasts are presented for each of the four IP phone categories. The price is $2,995 (US).