Cisco, Polycom, Huawei video conferencing revenue dips in Q1 2014: IDC

Cisco, Polycom, Huawei video conferencing equipment revenue has dipped in the first quarter of (Q1) 2014, said IDC.

Cisco revenue decreased 22.4 percent, Polycom dipped 8.4 percent and Huawei declined 1.9 percent in the first quarter video equipment revenue on year over year basis.

Cisco has 40.1 percent share in the enterprise videoconferencing equipment, Polycom 28.9 percent and Huawei 7.8 percent, said IDC.

IDC said videoconferencing equipment revenue decreased 15.9 percent to d $473.5 million. The total number of video units sold decreased 6.2 percent.

Multi-codec immersive telepresence equipment revenue dipped 33.5 percent, with immersive telepresence units down 25.9 percent.

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Room-based video system revenue fell 10.1 percent. Room-based units sold were declined 1 percent. Video infrastructure equipment – including MCUs and other video-related infrastructure products – declined 13 percent.

Europe Middle East & Africa fell 19.8 percent, Asia/Pacific dipped 16.4 percent, North America decreased 13.4 percent, and Latin America declined 5.1 percent.

Rich Costello, senior analyst, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, at IDC, said: “The weak vendor results are also indicative of the ongoing transition from a primarily hardware-based reporting model to one impacted by the interest in and growth of video subscription services.”

IDC said most or all of these vendors are now offering cloud-based video alternatives to customers too – in addition to their own lower cost, premises-based systems.

InfotechLead News Team

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