Extension line market up 7% in Latin America, 11% in Central and Eastern Europe

Shipments of enterprise telephony extension lines grew by 7% in Latin America in 2004, thanks to demand for IP-enabled and pure IP-PBX lines. Siemens was the top vendor, accounting for over 20% of the extensions. In Central and Eastern Europe the market grew by 11% in 2004, to 3.2 mln. Over 25% of them came from Panasonic. Siemens and Ericsson came second and third, each accounting for just under 10%, Gartner says.