Global enterprise videoconferencing market to reach $3.2 billion in 2012, says IDC

Telecom Lead America: The worldwide enterprise
videoconferencing market is expected to grow to almost $3.2 billion in total
revenue, with a slightly lower, but still healthy year-over-year growth rate of
18.7 percent in 2012, according to IDC.

The worldwide enterprise videoconferencing market grew to
approximately $2.7 billion in revenue in 2011.Total worldwide enterprise
videoconferencing revenue also managed a healthy 20.6 percent year-over-year growth
rate in 2011.

In addition, the total worldwide enterprise video
infrastructure equipment market saw impressive year-over-year revenue growth of
22.4 percent in 2011, to $716 million in total revenue.

The video infrastructure equipment market includes
revenue from MCUs, gateways, video network servers and appliances, and other
related video network equipment.

“Growth in worldwide enterprise videoconferencing
and telepresence in 2011 was spurred on by well-defined video use cases across
a variety of vertical market business segments, as well as the continuing
decrease of cultural barriers to video acceptance within organizations,”
said Rich Costello, senior research analyst, Enterprise
Communications Infrastructure, at IDC.

IDC expects to see increasing integrations of video and
telepresence with unified communications and collaboration (UC&C)
applications driving the market during the forecast period.

IDC adds that conversely, worldwide immersive
telepresence revenue, which is the high-cost, high-end HD segment of the
enterprise video and telepresence spectrum, came in at just over $315 million
in 2011, a 22 percent decrease in growth over 2010.

 IDC sees this as further evidence of an increasing
trend of video pushing down market in the enterprise to a growing segment of
smaller workgroup, desktop, and mobile collaboration users.

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