UC sales experienced positive growth in 2012 first quarter

    Market analysis firm Infonetics Research recently announced the findings of its 2012 first quarter study of unified communications, VoIP, PBX and KTS phone systems and IP phones.

    According to the report, the global PBX/KTS system market declined 4.6 percent to approximately $2.1 billion from the fourth quarter of 2011. IP PBX solutions experienced a year-over-year growth of nearly 4 percent, while unified communications sales grew by 16 percent during this time.

    Infonetics Research principal analyst Diane Myers noted that many businesses are adding fewer staff members and delaying potential system upgrades, which has impacted slower growth in some areas.

    The demand for unified communications and other solutions are also impacting the video conferencing and telepresence market. Market research firm IDC recently announced that global revenue for this industry experienced year over year growth of 14.4 percent during the first quarter of 2012.

    "We still expect overall positive video market growth for the next several years though, driven by the impact of video integrated with vendors' unified communications and collaboration portfolios, and with increasing strength among small workgroup, desktop, and mobile collaboration users," IDC senior analyst Rich Costello explained.

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