Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Equipment Market Revenue Decreased -21% Quarter-Over-Quarter, Increased 2.2% Year-Over-Year in First Quarter of 2015

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt am Main, ) The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Equipment QView showed mixed results in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), with overall videoconferencing equipment revenue decreasing -21% quarter over quarter, but increasing 2.2% year over year. Total worldwide enterprise video equipment market revenue in 1Q15 was just over $484 million, down from about $613 million in 1Q14. The total number of videoconferencing units sold in 1Q15 decreased -16.4% quarter over quarter, but increased 20.5% year over year. 

From a market segment perspective:

- Multi-codec telepresence equipment revenue ($18.7 million) was down -47.4% quarter over quarter and -36.2% year over year in 1Q15. Unit shipments were also down -46.3% sequentially and -30% year over year.
- Room-based videoconferencing system revenue ($327 million) decreased -14.8% quarter over quarter, but increased 9.9% year over year. Unit shipments decreased -15.2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, but increased 21% compared to 1Q14.
- Personal videoconferencing systems revenue ($44 million), including executive desktop systems, decreased -22.6% quarter over quarter, but increased 37.8% year over year. Unit shipments were down -19.9% sequentially, but increased 19.3% compared to one year ago.
- Video infrastructure equipment revenue ($93.7 million), including MCUs and other video-related infrastructure, decreased -30.8% quarter over quarter and -17.9% year over year.

Regional results in 1Q15 were as follows:

- North America (U.S. and Canada) revenue decreased -26.5% quarter over quarter and -2.5% year over year.  
- Latin America revenue declined -36% quarter over quarter and -4.2% year over year.
- Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) revenue decreased -13.9% sequentially, but increased 2.2% year over year.
- Asia/Pacific revenue decreased -18.1% quarter over quarter, but increased 9.0% year over year.

"The video equipment market results continue to reflect the on-going market transition from a primarily hardware-based reporting model to one impacted by lower-cost endpoints and growing interest in more software-based solutions and cloud services," said Rich Costello, senior analyst, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, at IDC. "A first quarter highlight had room-based and personal videoconferencing systems showing year-over-year growth in both revenue and unit shipments."

Key Vendor Highlights:

- Cisco's 1Q15 results showed a revenue decline of -18.5% quarter over quarter, but an 8.8% year-over-year revenue increase. Cisco remained the leader in enterprise videoconferencing equipment with a 42.6% share of the worldwide market.
- Polycom's revenue decreased -15.7% quarter over quarter and 10.1% year over year in 1Q15. Polycom ranked second in enterprise videoconferencing equipment with a 25.4% share of the worldwide market.
- Huawei's quarter-over-quarter revenue decreased -45.3%, but increased 43.2% year over year in 1Q15. Huawei ranked third with an 11% share of the worldwide enterprise videoconferencing market.

"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, Telepresence (Room-based), 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 factory revenue, and unit shipments.

For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Qview, please contact Kathy Nagamine (knagamine@idc.com).
 
Companies Covered:
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., Polycom, Inc.

Regions Covered:
Worldwide

Topics Covered:
Videoconferencing equipment, VoIP

 

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