Avaya Widens Lead in Worldwide Enterprise IP Telephony Market in Revenues for Second Quarter of 2007
Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) widened its lead in worldwide enterprise Internet protocol (IP) telephony revenues, according to Synergy Research Groups 2Q 2007 Enterprise Voice Market Shares Report. With this report, Avaya marks another quarter of leadership in this market, as more businesses around the globe evolve their voice networks to IP telephony. Avaya is a global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.
The report shows Avaya as the number 1 vendor in IP telephony revenues (as defined by Synergy), with 25.4 per cent of the global market for the second quarter of 2007. In addition, the report shows that Avaya retained its leadership position in the worldwide overall enterprise telephony market in revenue, with nearly 19 per cent of the market in 2Q, more than 2 percentage points over its nearest competitor.
"IP Telephony continues to show strong global growth, with the overall market growing 22.5 per cent in revenues year over year," said Jeremy Duke, president and CEO, Synergy Research Group. "Businesses see IP as an essential part of their strategy to operate more efficiently and productively. Our report shows Avaya continuing to extend its leadership position in terms of market share growth."
"Avaya customers are now experiencing the competitive edge that can only be gained through a highly reliable, flexible and open IP Telephony platform," said Nidal Abou Ltaif, managing director for Avaya MENA. "Avaya's communications solutions are giving businesses the powerful tools they need to add significant value today, while providing an IP foundation that ensures business success tomorrow."
IP telephony is software-based technology that uses Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to transmit voice over a data network. IP telephony enables companies to find new levels of productivity through mobility and greater efficiency through cost savings – all of which can lead to improved business results. Embedding IP communications capabilities into business applications can drive new communications models for organizations, and make a significant impact on customer service, revenue generation and business continuity.
Avaya's portfolio of converged solutions includes the industry's leading IP telephony software – Avaya Communication Manager – as well as a host of IP end points within the Avaya one-X family of deskphones, mobile devices and mobile applications.
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500 (R), use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.co.uk
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