Integrated voice/data servers grew 10% in 2003

In 2003, worldwide shipments of TDM and packet integrated access devices grew by 10%, from 173,000 to 193,000, according to In-Stat/MDR. The high tech market research firm says total IAD unit shipments will grow 10%-15% per year from 2004-2008, while total annual revenue will grow from $212 million to $267 million during that period. Those findings reflect declining average prices for IADs. The average price for IADs will decrease to below $800 by 2008 based on smaller port configurations. Decreasing component costs, such as digital signaling processors (DSPs), and price competition from other vendors and other technologies, will also contribute to lower ASPs through 2008.