The seemingly inexorable decline of the British corded PBXand IP PBX market is continuing in the face of the economic downturn.
Research out today from consultants at comms analyst groupMZA showed the total market slumped by 38% year-on-year during the firstcalendar quarter of 2009, with the sub-100 extension market registering thesharpest falls.
MZA pointed out that this decline was less pronounced on a quarterby quarter basis, suggesting that the comms market is starting to bottom out,but the total number of extensions - 496,000 in the quarter - represents thelowest recorded volume in market history, putting the UK is on course for itsworst annual market performance since 1998.
Cisco and Avaya shared the top spot in terms of marketleadership, both accounting for 17&, while Mitel came in third with 15%.
In the over 100 extension market, Cisco led again, withailing Nortel in second place.