Cisco leads videoconferencing equipment market, followed by Polycom and Huawei in 1Q13

Telecom Lead America: Cisco continues as the top provider of videoconferencing equipment, followed by Polycom and Huawei, says Infonetics Research’s 1st quarter (1Q13) Enterprise Telepresence and Video Conferencing Equipment market share and forecast report.

Worldwide revenue for enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence equipment and software declined 20 percent sequentially to $661 million in 1Q13, the report said.

Dedicated system sales are down 26 percent in 1Q13 from 4Q12, mostly due to slow demand for immersive telepresence systems. On the other hand, sales of PBX-based video systems grew 18 percent sequentially in 1Q13 and are up 118 percent from the year-ago quarter.

Videophones, the fastest-growing hardware endpoint segment, posted another strong quarter.

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) surprises in 1Q13, outstripping growth in North America and Asia Pacific.

“Dedicated video systems continue to struggle, but PBX-based systems are picking up the slack,” notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.

“Declines in dedicated systems are almost perfectly offset by growth in PBX systems, which doubled year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013, as enterprises seek out lower-cost multimedia communication solutions.”

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