The market has been mirroring the high growth in the endpoints market, since infrastructure is essential to support the increased installation of endpoints.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (conferencing.frost.com), European Videoconferencing Infrastructure Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $54.9 million in 2007 and estimates this to reach $98.5 million in 2010.
"The increased availability of affordable bandwidth and growing adoption of IP are creating a need for businesses to upgrade their systems and invest in infrastructure," says Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Prarthana Somal. "This, coupled with the increasing popularity of high definition (HD) videoconferencing systems and high growth observed in videoconferencing endpoints market, is spurring the sales of videoconferencing infrastructure."
However, the market is not likely to find the going completely smooth. The precarious state of the world economy and more specifically, the U.S. economy might make some enterprises defer their capital expenditure on videoconferencing infrastructure for up to 12 months. The delay in enterprise buying decisions will not have any significant impact on the enterprise business performance but can affect the sales of videoconferencing infrastructure.
Market participants can take heart from the raid globalization of business operations across industries and markets, which accelerates the development of distributed enterprise and virtual teams. This generates demand for effective collaboration and communications technology, which in turn, aids the videoconferencing infrastructure market.
"The continuous technological enhancement of products, delivering greater functionality at a better price, is also driving up the sales of videoconferencing infrastructure products," notes Somal. "Further, with organisations displaying increased environmental consciousness and adopting greener corporate policies, videoconferencing presents itself as a perfect solution for reducing carbon footprints and travel costs."
Vendors are likely to earn a significant per cent of their revenue from the bridges segment, but as the market develops and matures, enterprises will increasingly opt for a blend of bridges and other advanced infrastructure applications such as gateways, gatekeepers and management tools.
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