Research and Markets: DECT PHONE MARKETS REPORT: Highly Mature DECT Technology Seeks Growth Opportunities in Untapped Worldwide Markets

Mon May 18, 2009 7:46am EDT

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DUBLIN--(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets
( has
announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "World Enterprise DECT
Phone Markets" to their offering. 

This Frost & Sullivan research service titled World Enterprise DECT Phone
Markets provides telecommunication providers and manufacturers with a detailed
look at the dynamics of a changing market. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's
expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: DECT, IP DECT, SIP
DECT, DECT 6.0, and Cat-iq. 

Market Overview 

Highly Mature DECT Technology Seeks Growth Opportunities in Untapped Worldwide

Although the mature digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT)
technology has been in existence for nearly two decades, the market is still
offering opportunities for growth. "The general 'Mobility Revolution', the
emergence of session initiation protocol (SIP) DECT and IP DECT products, the
availability of wider-range feature-improved DECT models, and the continuous
penetration of DECT technology in untapped markets have been some of the main
factors driving the growth of DECT shipments and revenues in the enterprise
market," notes the analyst of this research service. Although the technology has
started to witness some degree of decline in the traditional and mature European
markets, DECT deployment in emerging regions such as North America, Central and
Latin America, and Asia Pacific has offset the decline in the old continent. 

"In fact, while in Europe the DECT market is demonstrating a steady but slow
decline, the DECT market in North America has been showing strong vital signs
since its launch in 2005. Although both developed regions are showing increased
interest in VoWLAN technologies, DECT, IP DECT and SIP DECT mobile telephony
seem to be continuously chosen by businesses based on a number of criteria that
range from better voice quality and security, to the desire to separate voice
from data networks, to simply the idea of investing in a more mature and
reliable technology," notes the analyst. "On the other hand, regions such as
Central and Latin America, the Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world are
showing varied preference for either VoWLAN or DECT adoption depending on each
country's complex range of variables such as degree of cordless implementation,
hi-tech regulatory aspects, macro-economic context of the country, and
technological influences from neighboring countries," adds the analyst. 

Participants Must Address Several Issues in Order to Succeed 

As the mature technology transforms to fit contemporary business requirements,
there are several challenges that need to be addressed along the way. Continuous
price erosion due to a highly competitive marketplace, multiple regulatory
challenges in different geographical areas, and the importance of full
integration with newer enterprise solutions and infrastructures such as fixed
mobile convergence (FMC) and unified communications (UC) are some of the main
aspects that DECT endpoint providers need to straighten out in order to succeed
in a fast changing market. Additionally, DECT manufacturers and providers have
to grapple with the growing popularity of IP endpoints such as IP desktop
phones, softphones, and VoWLAN single- and dual-mode devices, which are
thwarting the penetration of DECT devices. DECT is perceived as an old,
Europe-centric, and consumer-based technology in comparison with the modern
mobile telephony systems, which are considered more in sync with today's
business requirements. The ripple effects of advances in technology and intense
competition are being felt, bringing down profit margins a few notches for both
manufacturers and resellers. Adapting DECT technology to suit the changing
dynamics of the enterprise mobile IP telephony market is crucial for business

Market Sectors 

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors
in this research:

* Enterprise communications 
* Unified communications

The following technologies are covered in this research:

* DECT 6.0 
* CAT-iq

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