IDC published a promo piece about their research into videoconferencing market.
From a market segment perspective:
Multi-codec telepresence equipment revenue ($23.9 million) was down 44.4% quarter over quarter, but increased 27.4% year over year in 1Q16. Unit shipments were down 47.1% quarter over quarter, but increased 48.8% year over year.
Room-based videoconferencing system revenue ($359.6 million) decreased 15.4% quarter over quarter, but increased 9.8% year over year. Unit shipments decreased 8.8% quarter over quarter, but increased 10.4% year over year.
Personal videoconferencing systems revenue ($41.8 million) – including executive desktop systems – decreased both 7.9% compared to 4Q15 and 5.7% year over year. Unit shipments were down 4.3% quarter over quarter, but increased 8.2% compared to 1Q15.
Video infrastructure equipment revenue ($69.9 million) – including MCUs and other video-related infrastructure – decreased both 38.8% quarter over quarter and 25.3% year over year.
Couple of things:
- Huge decreases in sales volumes on dedicated videoconferencing equipment and a long term decline overall.
- This is a small market and measured in tens of millions. Total quarterlay sales would be less than half a billion dollars.
- I will continue to look at videoconferencing as a niche market with limited use cases.