Communications and networking vendor Avaya is widely recognized by analysts such as Frost & Sullivan, Gartner, IDC and Synergy Research as the leader in IP telephony, both worldwide and in the Asia-Pacific region.
According to analyst IDC, the IP telephony sector in the region excluding Japan registered revenues of US$150 million during the second quarter of 2005, a 28-percent growth over the previous quarter. The same study found that the company, headquartered in New Jersey, maintained its number one spot in the IP telephony market, aided by major customer wins in Australia, China, India, Korea and the Philippines.
In August 2005, Avaya announced it had provided over 7 million IP telephony lines worldwide. While it plans to continue to extend its global reach, Avaya has designs on the Asia-Pacific region, where more IP telephony is increasingly being used. It has boldly targeted to grow the business by double-digits in 2006, up from its current high single-digit growth.
The company, which also provides contact center solutions and services in the area of IP migration, has another reason to celebrate: its net income returned a positive in 2004, after experiencing losses since 2000.