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NEC ranked No.1 in 2006 enterprise telephony equipment globally news
23 August 2007

Provider of internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions, NEC Corporation, has been ranked the global No. I in the worldwide enterprise telephony equipment market share, for the second year in a row by Gartner in its July report Market Share: Enterprise Telephony Equipment, Worldwide, 2006.

The report, authored by Megan Fernandez and Isabel Montero, ranks NEC as having the highest global extension line shipments with 12 per cent market share.

In addition, the Gartner study showed NEC's enterprise telephony line shipments grew 11 per cent over 2005, making this the company's second year to achieve the top position. NEC believes this growth was due to strong sales throughout the world, most notably in the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions, which respectively experienced 13 per cent and 15 per cent increases overall. The report also cites NEC's focus on vertical markets and strong dealer network as growth contributors.

"NEC's success, as illustrated by Gartner's report, underscores our commitment to growing market share by providing both traditional and IP-based telephony solutions with a clear vision for the future," said Kazuo Tsuzuki, associate senior vice president at NEC Corporation. "We will continue this flexible approach to help our customers exceed their business and IT organizational goals both today and tomorrow.

"NEC experienced another fantastic growth year globally in 2006. We can attribute this success to not only great products and applications, but also our focus on excellent customer service and support," continued Tsuzuki. "Gartner's report illustrates NEC's commitment to overall quality, and to supporting a range of organizations from small to very large with innovative, flexible and reliable communications solutions."

NEC offers a broad range of enterprise telephony equipment to effectively support enterprise and SMB customers whose requirements span from traditional TDM support to a full, 100 per cent server-based IP deployment.

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NEC ranked No.1 in 2006 enterprise telephony equipment globally