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Sony to Discontinue Videoconferencing Business in EMEA

December 4, 2009 | Howard Lichtman

 Sony to Discontinue Videoconferencing Business in EMEA

Wainhouse Research - Ira M. Weinstein / Andrew W. Davis

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Although we have yet to see any official public announcement, Wainhouse Research has learned that Sony plans to halt its videoconferencing activities in Europe as of the end of Q1 2010. When asked for a formal statement, a Sony representative provided the following:

"In the past months, we have been operating in an unprecedented economic recession in Europe which is putting increasing pressure on business across the entire EMEA zone. In light of this ongoing economic situation, Sony PSE has decided to discontinue its videoconferencing business in EMEA with effect from 31 March 2010."

This research note provides WR's insight and analysis into this pending shift in Sony's EMEA presence.

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