Videoconferencing and telepresence equipment market grew 34% to $3 billion in 2011

Telecom Lead India: Sales of videoconferencing and
telepresence equipment have increased 34 percent to $2.99 billion in 2011.

The enterprise video conferencing and telepresence market
increased 15 percent to $882 million between the third and fourth quarters of

Infonetics Research expects a cumulative $22 billion will
be spent by enterprises on videoconferencing and telepresence hardware and
software during 2012 – 2016.

PBX-based systems had the strongest performance for the
year, growing 80 percent as they offer a cost-effective way to enjoy
multi-modal communication using existing infrastructure.

Cisco revenue jumped 25 percent sequentially and market
share is up 3 points to 52.5 percent in Q4.

Dedicated multi-purpose room video systems made up over
half the enterprise videoconferencing equipment market in 2011 and will
continue to be the biggest revenue-generator among enterprise video solutions.

Sales of videoconferencing infrastructure and endpoints
are strong in all major world regions, but the standout region is the Caribbean
and Latin America (CALA), which saw sales nearly double in 2011.

Sales of telepresence and videoconferencing equipment
surged in the past two years, with growth accelerating in 2011 as video took
off on enterprise IP PBX systems. The video conferencing market is being fueled
by a confluence of factors, including the proliferation of video-capable
equipment, demographic and communication trends that favor video, industry use
cases like tele-learning and tele-medicine, and most importantly, customer
demand,” said Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks
and video at Infonetics Research.

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