Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Worldwide enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence market sees continued weakness in Q1 2013

USA: Results from the International Data Corp. (IDC) Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Qview showed first quarter 2013 (1Q13) videoconferencing equipment revenue declined 13.2 percent year over year and 21.9 percent quarter over quarter.

Total worldwide enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence equipment revenue was $563.4 million in 1Q13, its worst result since the second quarter of 2010, according to IDC.

From a market segment perspective, endpoints, which include multi-codec immersive telepresence, single-codec telepresence, and personal videoconferencing, declined 10.7 percent year over year and video network infrastructure decreased 20.5 percent year over year in 1Q13.

Regionally, Latin America declined just 3.5 percent year over year, followed by the 9.1 percent year-over-year decline in Asia/Pacific and the 10.1 percent decrease in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). North America was a particular area of weakness this quarter with its 20.3 percent year-over-year drop.

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