IP PBX shipments to outnumber traditional PBX shipments in 2005

Shipments of IP lines are expected to exceed those of traditional PBXs in 2005, reports In-Stat. While the total PBX market is forecast to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 6.6% through 2009, the traditional PBX is in rapid decline, and the IP PBX will continue to gain momentum throughout the forecast period, the high-tech market research firm says. Between now and 2009, server-based IP PBX shipments will grow from 9.5 mln lines to 28.1 mln, at which point such systems will represent over 91% of total PBX shipments.