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Polycom Inc : Polycom Gains Significant Market Share in the Global Video Collaboration Market in Both Q1 and Q2 for Nearly 8 Percent Total Share Gain in 1H 2012

September 5, 2012 | Telepresence Options
09/05/2012 | 08:35am US/Eastern

Multiple independent analyst firms report that more customers continue to choose Polycom over the competition for best ease of use, most interoperability and lowest total cost of ownership

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC), today announced significant, sequential quarter-over-quarter market share gains in the video collaboration industry, for the past two quarters, at the cost of some of its biggest competitors.

New quarterly market share research reports from International Data Corporation (IDC), Synergy Research Group and Wainhouse Research show that Polycom gained between 4.41 and 5.72 percentage points in revenue market share quarter-over-quarter in Q2 2012. Polycom's Q2 gains build on the Company's market share gains of up to 2.2 percent in Q1 20123, based on reports from all three firms. Overall, Polycom now holds more than 32 percent global market share at the end of the second quarter 2012, and gained nearly 8 percent global video collaboration market share in the first half of 2012, according to Wainhouse Research.4

Polycom's momentum as the emerging global leader in video collaboration accelerated in Q2 2012:

  • Wainhouse Research reported that Polycom gained 5.7 percent market share in the quarter, growing worldwide market share to 32.4 percent.5
  • According to the latest Synergy Research Group report, Polycom gained 4.4 percent share in the quarter (now at 32.1 percent), and gained share in every product segment and in every geographic theater in Q2, including 13 percent in Central and Latin America, and 7 percent in North America.6
  • In the new IDC report, Polycom gained 4.7 percent share in the quarter to reach 32.4 percent share.7

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