Cisco, inches ahead in the VoIP market

Cisco slowly and slowly is increasing its lead in the Enterprise Voice over IP (VoIP) market, with a 31.8 percent share of total dollars in the second calendar quarter 2004, according to Synergy. The report also stated that Cisco passed Alcatel to become the world’s fourth-largest enterprise voice vendor as measured by total revenue of traditional and IP voice sales. Cisco maintained its leadership in IP phone shipments, with 41.6 percent of all IP phones shipped by revenue, and passed Avaya in the number of total enterprise voice port shipments. Cisco sold more than 437,000 IP phones to customers in the second calendar quarter 2004. Elsewhere, John Chambers filed with SEC informing the agency that he would start selling 17.6 million shares in November 2004.