Videoconferencing equipment revenue dips 2.6% to $2.6 billion in 2012

Telecom Lead India: Enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence equipment revenue reached $2.64 billion in 2012, down 2.6 percent from $2.71 billion in 2011, according to IDC.

Videoconferencing equipment revenue declined 8.6 percent to $739.8 million in fourth quarter 2012.

Multi-codec immersive telepresence decline 32.8 percent in 2012.

The video network infrastructure segment was down about 4.5 percent in 2012.

Room-based videoconferencing (4.1 percent) and personal videoconferencing (5.0 percent) segments experienced mid-single digit growth in 2012 on an annual basis.

Regionally, Asia/Pacific outperformed the other worldwide regions and grew 10.4 percent year over year in Q4.

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Latin America was close behind with an 8.8 percent year-over-year growth rate in 4Q12. Conversely, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) decreased 5.9 percent and North America decreased 22.9 percent year over year in 4Q12.

Cisco’s Q4 revenue declined 19.8 percent. Cisco remains the market leader with 44.8 percent of the market in Q4, which is up slightly from the 43.3 percent share in 3Q12.

Polycom’s Q4 revenue decreased 18.5 percent. Polycom’s market share stands at 23 percent, down from 25 percent in Q3, as the vendor introduced a range of new video products and services to the market in 2012.

Huawei’s revenue increased 119.7 percent year over year, as the vendor benefited from strong video growth in the Asia/Pacific and Latin America regions.

Petr Jirovský, senior research analyst, Worldwide Networking Trackers Research, ID, said: “Despite the overall weak 2012 performance in the worldwide enterprise videoconferencing market, we still see adoption being driven by interest in doing video integrations with vendor UC&C portfolios and business processes, as well as the increasing use of video among small workgroup, desktop, and mobile users.”