A report by the Synergy Research Group has revealed that Cisco Systems expanded its leadership position in the global voice market for large, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in 2005.
The report names Cisco as the revenue leader for both the fourth quarter of 2005 and for the entire calendar year in the worldwide enterprise voice market. This includes both internet protocol (IP) and traditional circuit-based systems.
The report says 2005 was the first full year in which Cisco sold more IP-based voice products than the combined IP, hybrid and time-division multiplexing (TDM)-based private branch exchange (PBX) and key systems from any other supplier.
At the vanguard of Cisco’s SMB offerings are IP-based voice products Cisco CallManager Express, Cisco Hosted Small Business System, and Linksys Voice System.