Cloud to Rain on CPE Vendors' Parade?

According to ABI Research, in the enterprise communications market, CPE vendors confront imminent erosion in their installed base as cloud services gain traction across the public, private and hybrid cloud domains. ABI predicts that by 2016, 41% of all enterpris...

According to ABI Research, in the enterprise communications market, CPE vendors confront imminent erosion in their installed base as cloud services gain traction across the public, private and hybrid cloud domains. ABI predicts that by 2016, 41% of all enterprise communications users, or 386 million lines/seats, will be on virtual infrastructure, posing a serious danger to the CPE market.

"For CPE vendors, the cloud threat is real," said senior analyst Subha Rama in a statement. "By 2016, the communications CPE market will only grow 4.3%, while cloud communications will grow by over 21%, reaching $8 billion in revenues."
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