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Cisco Rules!!!

Posted by tggokul on April 2, 2007

The weekend has been pretty good to Cisco. A study reveals that Cisco shall rule the enterprise VoIP for few more years to come.  The study titled “Converged Wireless VoIP Handsets and Equipment, 2007-2012” was initiated by Juniper Research ( so we can conveniently rule out any bias here 🙂 )

The good news for the other guys ( like Aruba Networks, Trapeze Networks, Proxim Wireless and Meru Networks) is that they are also growing at a good pace and are pretty competitive between themselves. So even thought the No.1 spot is out of their reach, the No.2 spot is up for grabs. There are some very interesting numbers if you are a VoIP market analyst and I am furnishing the details as reported.

The VoIP Access Points market for enterprises is expected to soar over $5 billion in revenues by 2012, up from $930 million in 2007.  North American revenues are expected to grow from $442 million 2007 to $1.75 billion in 2012. EMEA and Asia Pacific revenues are expected to reach $1.7 billion and $1.6 billion, respectively, by 2012.

VoIP WLAN Switch/ Mobility Controllers for enterprises are expected to reach almost $8 billion by 2012, growing from just under $1 billion in 2007. North American revenues are expected to grow from $0.5 billion this year  to $2.7 billion in 2012, with EMEA and Asia Pac revenues reaching $2.7 billion and $1.4 billion respectively.

Sales of VoIP over Wi-Fi handsets (single mode) are predicted to hit $155 million in 2007, increasing to $1.5 billion by 2012. North American revenues are to grow from $93 million this year to $600 million in 2012. EMEA and Asia Pac is expected to touch $480 million and $324 million, respectively, by then.

There is still a lot of money to be made in this segment. Just don’t eye for the top spot 🙂

One Response to “Cisco Rules!!!”

  1. anonymous said

    Its very easy for a company like Cisco to gain market leadership in this space. It sells any and every goddamn piece of the puzzle in the OSI 7-layer network.

    Compared to that the rivals mentioned in the article typically focus on one or two pieces.

    This is an uneven comparison – “apple orchard” and oranges

    The ohter smaller vendors would be smart to form an alliance and work with analysts to define specific market space for each. This will create numerous competitors to Cisco, that are aligned and challenge Cisco effectively in each market space.

    Easier said than done, but history shows us that alliances help.

    United we stand divided we fall.

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