Cisco videoconferencing Q2 revenue dips 7.5 percent

Cisco revenue from enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence declined 7.5 percent in second quarter of 2013. Cisco leads ahead of Polycom and Huawei.

Polycom’s revenue from enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence equipment dipped 14.8 percent.

Huawei, a new entrant, revenue in videoconferencing business rose 7.1 quarter-on-quarter.

Cisco market share in enterprise videoconferencing and Telepresence in Q2 was 41 percent.

Polycom held 29.2 percent market share.

Huawei achieved 7.6 percent share in enterprise videoconferencing market globally, IDC said on Wednesday.


Cisco’s Q2 2013 videoconferencing revenue declined 10.6 percent quarter-on-quarter, while Polycom’s revenue increased 4.2 percent quarter over quarter.

IDC says videoconferencing equipment revenue declined 10.7 percent year over year and 5.5 percent quarter over quarter to over $532 million.

Macroeconomic situation was the main reason for double digit decline in the revenue of videoconferencing market.

Multi-codec immersive telepresence declined 32 percent.

Video infrastructure equipment, including hardware MCUs, declined 20.4 percent.

Room-based video systems decreased 5 percent.

Desktop video systems revenue rose 7.7 percent.

Regionally, Asia/Pacific (-14.1 percent) and Latin America (-11.3 percent) showed the largest year-over-year declines in 2Q13, with both EMEA and North America down -8.8 percent year over year.

While North America (5.5 percent) and Asia/Pacific (1.9 percent) both had positive quarter-over-quarter revenue growth, EMEA and Latin America revenue declined more than 20 percent quarter over quarter in 2Q13, IDC said.

IDC says the market is starting to see the impact of low-cost video systems and more software-based products and offerings on the enterprise video equipment market.

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