VOIP Drives Growth

January 2005
Business Communications Review;Jan2005, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Ethernet switch revenue is growing, as average selling prices stabilize, due to increasing the mix of more feature-rich switches such as those supporting power-over-Ethernet, a requirement for Voice Over Internet Protocol phones. Internet Protocol (IP)-telephony revenue is also growing for both the enterprise and carrier segments as line shipments grow and pricing pressures abate. Also, Customer Premise Equipments that supports both voice and data is driving total cable equipment revenue growth, as unit shipments of these higher priced devices ramp up. These trends are expected to continue into 2005 as IP-telephony implementations accelerate.


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