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Mixed results for global telepresence market

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The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Equipment QView showed mixed results in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15) with overall videoconferencing equipment revenue increasing 0,8% quarter over quarter but declining -3,3% year over year.
Total worldwide enterprise video equipment market revenue in 3Q15 was over $511-million, up from $507-million in 2Q15. The total number of videoconferencing units sold in 3Q15 decreased both quarter over quarter (-4,4%) and year over year (-0,7).
From a market segment perspective:
* • Multi-codec telepresence equipment revenue ($33-million) was up 4,2% quarter over quarter, but declined -2,3% year over year.
* Room-based videoconferencing system revenue ($348-million) increased 2,5% quarter over quarter and 0,3% year over year.
* Personal videoconferencing systems revenue ($42-million), including executive desktop systems, decreased -29,9% quarter over quarter, but increased 21,9% year over year.
* Video infrastructure equipment revenue ($88-million), including MCUs and other video-related infrastructure, increased 16,2% quarter over quarter, but was down -22,3% year over year, continuing a declining annual trend.
Regional results in 3Q15 were as follows:
* The Americas (US, Canada and Latin America) revenue ($202-million) increased 1,4% quarter over quarter, but declined -6,5% year over year.
* Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) revenue ($141-million) decreased both -9,2% quarter over quarter and -5,3% year over year.
* Asia/Pacific revenue ($168-million) increased both 10,1% quarter over quarter and 2,8% year over year.
“Overall, worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment revenue was mostly flat in 3Q 2015, with some low single-digit growth in room-based and telepresence systems quarter-over-quarter,” says Rich Costello, senior analyst: enterprise communications infrastructure at IDC. “The Asia/Pacific region enjoyed stronger video equipment revenue growth on both a quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year basis in the quarter.”
Cisco’s 3Q15 video results showed a 1,5% quarter-over-quarter revenue increase and a 7,1% year-over-year increase. Cisco remained the leader in worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment with a 45,9% share of the worldwide market, up from 45,6% in 2Q 2015.
Polycom’s video revenue decreased -7% quarter over quarter and -18,1% year over year in 3Q15. Polycom ranked second in worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment with a 22,8% share of the worldwide market, down from 24,7% in 2Q15.
Huawei’s 3Q15 revenue increased 24,1% quarter over quarter and 10,1% year over year in 3Q15. Huawei ranked third with a 12,3% share of the worldwide enterprise videoconferencing market, up from 10% in 2Q 2015.
“We continue to see the effect of lower-cost video systems and products, new software- and cloud-based video offerings, and Web browser usage for real-time video collaboration combining to fundamentally impact how videoconferencing solutions are bought and deployed by organizations today,” says Petr Jirovsky, research manager: Worldwide Networking Trackers at IDC.