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PBX market decline continues

Alex Scroxton

The seemingly inexorable decline of the British corded PBX and IP PBX market is continuing in the face of the economic downturn.

Research out today from consultants at comms analyst group MZA showed the total market slumped by 38% year-on-year during the first calendar quarter of 2009, with the sub-100 extension market registering the sharpest falls.

MZA pointed out that this decline was less pronounced on a quarter by quarter basis, suggesting that the comms market is starting to bottom out,but the total number of extensions - 496,000 in the quarter - represents the lowest recorded volume in market history, putting the UK is on course for its worst annual market performance since 1998.

Cisco and Avaya shared the top spot in terms of market leadership, both accounting for 17%, while Mitel came in third with 15%.

In the over 100 extension market, Cisco led again, with ailing Nortel in second place.


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