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Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Market Disappoints Again on Declining Equipment Revenue, According to IDC

August 28, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Results from the International Data Corporation (IDC)�Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Qview�showed continuing market challenges in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), with overall videoconferencing equipment revenue declining -10.7% year over year and -5.5% quarter over quarter. The total market revenue of just over $532 million represents the second consecutive quarterly drop and is 34.3% below the market record established in the fourth quarter of 2011.

From a market segment perspective, multi-codec immersive telepresence continued its decline with a -32% year-over-year decrease. Video infrastructure equipment, including hardware MCUs, declined -20.4% year over year, and room-based video systems decreased -5% year over year. On a brighter note, desktop video systems showed positive 7.7% revenue growth year over year in 2Q13.

Regionally, Asia/Pacific (-14.1%) and Latin America (-11.3%) showed the largest year-over-year declines in 2Q13, with both EMEA and North America down -8.8% year over year. While North America (5.5%) and Asia/Pacific (1.9%) both had positive quarter-over-quarter revenue growth, EMEA and Latin America revenue declined more than 20% quarter over quarter in 2Q13.

"The macroeconomic situation, including the recession in Europe and sequestration (i.e. budget cuts) in the U.S., produced a cautionary IT spending environment that carried over into the first half of 2013 with the spending outlook for the second half of the year not much more promising," said�Rich Costello, Senior Analyst,�Enterprise Communications Infrastructure�at IDC. "In addition, and most significantly, we are definitely starting to see the impact of lower-cost video systems and more software-based products and offerings on the enterprise video equipment market."

Key Vendor Highlights

  • Cisco's 2Q13 results showed a -7.5% year-over-year decline and a -10.6% quarter-over-quarter decline in video equipment revenue. Cisco remains the leader in enterprise videoconferencing equipment with a 41% share of the worldwide market.
  • Polycom's revenue increased 4.2% quarter over quarter in 2Q13, but was down -14.8% year over year. Polycom ranks second in enterprise videoconferencing equipment with a 29.2% share of the worldwide market.
  • Huawei's 7.1% quarter-over-quarter revenue increase in 2Q13 was good for a 7.6% share of the worldwide enterprise videoconferencing market.

"Despite the overall weak 2Q13 results in the worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment market, we are still seeing interest in videoconferencing being driven by integrations with vendors' unified communications and collaboration portfolios, and the proliferation of video among desktop and mobile users," said�Petr Jirovsky, Senior Research Analyst, Worldwide Networking Trackers Research at IDC. "Video as a key component of collaboration continues to place high on the list of priorities for many organizations."

The IDC's�Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Qview�provides total market size and vendor share data in an easy-to-use Excel Pivot Table format. The overall market is further segmented by product type (Immersive Telepresence, Telepresence, Personal Videoconferencing, Video MCU, Other), form factor (End-point, Infrastructure), and screen definition (High Definition, Standard Definition). Measurement for the enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence market is provided in factory 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. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 49 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting�

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