As a matter of fact, enterprises’
Nevertheless, side by side to historical vendors, in several markets regional and local champions show a significant presence. Some are originally local and, later, became global companies, for instance Alcatel-Lucent in France, Siemens in Germany, NEC in Japan, or Samsung in South Korea. But quite a number of other vendors are either only active in their home country — such as Tadiran in Israel or Platan in Poland — or are positioned in a region, such as Karel in MEA.
As a matter of fact, there are many markets where Avaya and Cisco, the otherwise two global enterprise telephony leaders, are small or indeed very small players. In Japan, for instance, the cumulated market share of Avaya and Cisco is under 5% as the market is literally dominated by domestic players. Avaya is extremely strong in Hong Kong and together with Cisco, the two vendors virtually control the local market. Not unexpectedly, in the US Cisco holds the largest market share. Other vendors have a strong presence in their country of origin, for instance Aastra (former Ericsson) in Sweden, Alcatel-Lucent in France or Siemens in Germany.
A side note is necessary about Microsoft. Microsoft’s voice offer is still quite in its infancy but Microsoft strategy is clearly to leverage its very strong position in the e-mail arena (MS-Exchange, Outlook and Communicator)
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