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Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Equipment Market Revenue Increased 4.8% Quarter-Over-Quarter and 5.1% Year-Over-Year in Second Quarter 2015

September 2, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Equipment Qview showed mostly positive results in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15) with overall videoconferencing equipment revenue increasing 4.8% quarter over quarter and 5.1% year over year. However, the enterprise video infrastructure equipment continued its decline due to the increasing availability of video cloud service offerings. Total worldwide enterprise video equipment market revenue in 2Q15 was over $507 million, up from $484 million in 1Q15. The total number of videoconferencing units sold in 2Q15 increased 7.4% quarter over quarter and 21.0% year over year in 2Q15.

"And customers continue to work through determining how best to provision their video deployments, as more software-centric and cloud-based service offerings become part of the enterprise video market landscape."

From a market segment perspective:

  • Multi-codec telepresence equipment revenue increased 70.3% quarter over quarter and 8.0% year over year. Unit shipments were also up 67.7% sequentially and 14.8% year over year.
  • Room-based videoconferencing system revenue increased 3.7% over the first quarter and 8.8% compared to one year ago. Unit shipments increased 1.6% quarter over quarter and 11.1% year over year.
  • Personal videoconferencing systems revenue - including executive desktop systems - increased 36% quarter over quarter and 80.8% year over year. Unit shipments were up 26.0% sequentially and 58.8% on an annual basis.
  • Video infrastructure equipment revenue - including MCUs and other video-related infrastructure - continued its declining trend, decreasing -19.4% quarter over quarter and -30.0% year over year.

Regional results in 2Q15 were as follows:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada) revenue increased 15.4% quarter over quarter and 6.5% year over year.
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) revenue increased 2.1% compared to the first quarter of 2015 and 9.0% year over year.
  • Asia/Pacific revenue increased 1.7% sequentially and 3.8% on an annual basis.
  • Latin America revenue decreased -24.9% quarter over quarter and -19.7% year over year.

"Some much-needed good news for the enterprise videoconferencing market - revenue and video endpoint shipments were up in all major regions in the second quarter, except Latin America," said Rich Costello, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, at IDC. "A surprising 2Q15 highlight had multi-codec telepresence systems up in both revenue and unit shipments, as the availability of some new high-end systems positively impacted the market. This interrupted a downward trend for these high-end video solutions."

Key Vendor Highlights:

  • Cisco's 2Q15 results showed a 12.0% revenue increase quarter over quarter and 24.9% year over year. Cisco remained the leader in enterprise videoconferencing equipment with a 45.6% share of the worldwide market, up from 42.6% in 1Q15.
  • Polycom's revenue increased 2.0% quarter over quarter, but declined -14.1% year over year in 2Q15. Polycom ranked second in enterprise videoconferencing equipment with a 24.7% share of the worldwide market, down from 25.4% in 1Q15.
  • Huawei's quarter-over-quarter revenue decreased -4.8%, but increased 15.0% year over year in 2Q15. Huawei ranked third with a 10% share of the worldwide enterprise videoconferencing market, down from 11.0% in the first quarter of 2015.

"IDC survey adoption data indicates that video is still a key component of collaboration and continues to place high on the list of priorities for many organizations," said Petr Jirovsky, Research Manager, Worldwide Networking Trackers. "And customers continue to work through determining how best to provision their video deployments, as more software-centric and cloud-based service offerings become part of the enterprise video market landscape."

The IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Qview provides total market size and vendors share data in an easy-to-use Excel Pivot Table format. The overall market is further segmented by product type (Immersive Telepresence, Videoconferencing, Personal Videoconferencing, Video MCU and Other); form factor (Endpoint, Infrastructure); and screen definition (High Definition, Standard Definition). Measurement for the enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence market is provided in vendor revenue, and unit shipments.

For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Qview, please contact Kathy Nagamine ([email protected]).

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.

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