NEC Ranks No 1 in SMB Market


NEC Ranks No. 1 in SMB Market and No. 2 in Total Extensions Market

NEC Corporation (NEC) has become the world’s No. 1 enterprise telephony equipment provider, according to the MZA’s latest Global PBX/IP PBX Market report for Q1 2013. But this isn’t all: NEC also ranked No. 2 in the Total Extensions PBX/IP PBX market.

The report, which analyzes the Below 100 extension market segment, has found that the market has grown 3% to reach 18%. NEC’s high-ranking underscores the company’s commitment to delivering high-quality traditional and IP-based telephony solutions coupled with a clear migration path, ensuring investment protection and matching customer requirements.

“The recent MZA report highlights NEC’s international success as market leader in enterprise telephony,” said Graeme Snowden, Portfolio Director SMB at NEC Enterprise Solutions. “It is a clear recognition of the strength of NEC’s portfolio of communications solutions and the ability to serve customers worldwide.”

“We have been able to carve out this excellent market position thanks to continuous innovation in our portfolio, as well as expanding our channels to market. Our cost-effective communication servers are ideal for many smaller businesses, yet powerful enough to address the needs of larger SMBs. Along with attractive pricing, unsurpassed reliability and ease of installation and use, our solutions are a perfect fit for meeting the needs of SMBs”, he adds.

Although the global PBX market (excluding Micro PBX products) has dropped by 3% in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter last year, NEC Corporation has recorded an impressive growth, ranking No. 2 worldwide, according to the latest figures released by MZA.

Breaking down market performance to regional level, double-digit declines have been recorded in Western Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, while the Asia Pacific, Latin American and East European markets have seen a moderate 5% drop.

The North American market, on the other hand, has recorded an impressive growth: 11% on a year-over year basis, driven by a 15% growth in the Above 100 Extensions market.

Cisco maintained its leading position in the PBX market in the first quarter with 15% market share, up 3% in from a year ago. Also, NEC has replaced Avaya in second position with a 14% market share, which was driven by impressive growth in Japan.

As the MZA report highlights, the Below 100 Extensions market (excluding Micro PBX products) was lead by NEC in the first quarter of 2013 with an 18% share, up 3% year-over-year. NEC was followed by Panasonic, which dropped to second position with a 12% market share, down 3% year-on-year.

Congratulations NEC! We are very proud to partner with such a successful global technology provider.