Cisco videoconferencing revenue up 18%, Polycom dips 11% in Q3: IDC

Cisco videoconferencing revenue increased 17.9 percent quarter-over-quarter in the third quarter of 2013, while Polycom’s revenue decreased 11.4 percent, said IDC.

Though Cisco has showed a 7.6 percent year-over-year decline in video equipment revenue, the networking vendor remains the leader in enterprise videoconferencing equipment with a 44.7 percent share.

Polycom’s revenue decreased 14.5 percent year over year in the quarter. Polycom ranks second in enterprise videoconferencing equipment with a 23.9 percent share of the worldwide market.

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In the number three position is Huawei which posted 43.2 percent quarter-over-quarter revenue increase and 2.5 percent year-over-year revenue increase. Huawei has 10.1 percent share of the worldwide enterprise videoconferencing market.

IDC said the overall videoconferencing equipment revenue increased 8.2 percent quarter over quarter, but declined 9.7 percent year over year to $576 million.

The industry is starting to see the impact of lower-cost video systems and more software-centric products and offerings on the enterprise video equipment market, IDC said.

Multi-codec immersive telepresence equipment revenue was up 13.1 percent quarter over quarter, but still declined 16.3 percent year over year.

Video infrastructure equipment, including hardware MCUs and other video-related products, increased 13.7 percent quarter over quarter, but declined 16.7 percent year over year.

Room-based video systems increased 6 percent quarter over quarter, but decreased 5 percent year over year.

Desktop video systems showed 4.7 percent revenue growth quarter over quarter, but declined 13.6 percent year over year in 3Q13.

Regionally, Latin America (41.8 percent), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) (22.6 percent), and North America (3.9 percent) all showed positive quarter-over-quarter revenue growth , while revenue in Asia/Pacific (-3.7 percent) declined quarter over quarter.

Asia/Pacific (-13.7 percent) and North America (-18.2 percent) showed the largest year-over-year declines in 3Q13, while both EMEA (3.4 percent) and Latin America (10.7 percent) experienced year-over-year revenue growth.

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