Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Pranabesh Nath says, "Although video conferencing solutions and services remain in demand even as budgets take a hit, corporations and governments are scaling-back on infrastructure deployments."
Nath however expects spending on infrastructure to rise again as companies adopt high-definition (HD) video conferencing systems which require infrastructure upgrades such as multipoint control units (MCUs) with HD support and comprehensive video network management tools.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (conferencing.frost.com), Asia-Pacific Video Conferencing Infrastructure Market, finds that the market - covering 13 Asia-Pac countries - earned revenues of US$93.1 million in 2008 and estimates this to reach US$238.7 million by end-2015, at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 14.4 percent (2009-2015).
The study covers conferencing bridges or MCUs, gateways, gatekeepers, management tools and related software.
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"The lull in demand is expected to recover in the midterm along with the improving bandwidth availability in Asia, IP deployments, as well as wider adoption of high-end telepresence solutions which will require a more robust and advanced set of network hardware than currently being used in most companies," says Nath.
"Since video conferencing happens in real-time, the network must be robust enough to handle full duplex video and audio streams from multiple parties," he adds. "The increase in video sites for large corporations will require high-capacity multipoint control units."
High-end MCUs, Nath says, will be an important revenue generator for video conferencing infrastructure vendors in the mid- to long-term. In 2008, MCUs accounted for approximately 90 percent (US$83.8 million) of the revenues. In the long-run however, Nath reckons that increasingly sophisticated in-built MCUs may be preferred over standalone MCUs, particularly for small-scale video conferencing deployments needing limited advanced capabilities with basic two- to three-party end user connections.
Nath points out that there is a growing adoption of management tools - which include device management, directory services and scheduling tools - for large video conferencing deployments. "TANDBERG’s TMS and Polycom’s CMA solutions, for example, are proving to be beneficial for enterprises with large-scale deployments over multiple, distant locations. These tools ensure optimum use and maintenance of a company’s video conferencing assets," he says.
The corporate segment was the largest adopter of video conferencing infrastructure systems in Asia-Pacific, accounting for 41.1 percent (US$38.3 million) of the revenues in 2008; followed by the government sector at 38.5 percent (US$35.8 million).
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