Asia Pacific Videoconferencing Endpoints Markets CY2005
- ID: 358167
- June 2006
- Region: Asia, Asia Pacific
- Frost & Sullivan
The Frost & Sullivan research service entitled Asia Pacific Videoconferencing Endpoints provides insights into Asia Pacific markets with in-depth focus on major market trends, opportunities, challenges, and competitive landscape. In this research service, Frost & Sullivans expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets/applications/technologies: desktop and group systems, as well as IP and dual-mode systems.
Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:
- Desktop Systems
- Group Systems
- IP Systems
- Dual-mode Systems
By Geographic Region:
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
The following technologies are covered in this research:
- Group Systems: Group systems facilitate videoconferencing in a group setting and are typically used in conference or boardrooms. These include stand-alone or rack mount codecs primarily targeted at board-room or high-end conference room applications, set-top systems that include entry-level appliances and feature-rich, high bandwidth and PC-centric systems that are based on open-PC architecture and embedded PC functionality, providing high level data collaboration and information sharing along with videoconferencing.
- Desktop Systems: Desktop systems are primarily designed for one-to-one business communication and can be hardware or software-based. Sales of both software and hardware-based enterprise solutions are included in this research. Sales of consume video cameras have not been included in the scope of this analysis. Desktop systems include a wide range of options from low-priced USB products to feature-rich videophones.
Convergence of Communication Technologies around IP networks Drives Opportunities in the Asia Pacific Videoconferencing Endpoints Markets
The Asia Pacific conferencing market is entering a stage whereby all aspects of video, audio, and web conferencing are becoming inter-related, not only through unified communications but also with mission-critical business application. Notable developments in recent months include prominent mergers and continued progress in migration from integrated services digital network (ISDN) to Internet Protocol (IP) networks. With the onset of 3G videoconferencing as well as increasing popularity of software-based solutions and interest in enhanced collaborative tools, the Asia Pacific videoconferencing endpoints markets are providing vast opportunities for growth as videoconferencing is increasingly offered as part of the product mix by varying solution providers.
With respect to individual markets, China remains the largest market and accounted for 43.0 percent of the total regional revenues in 2005. While market penetration remains to be fully realized, Chinese vendors are driving price declines, which is likely to do much to stimulate further interest in videoconferencing. Among the others, Japan and Australia remained the major markets in Asia Pacific, albeit experiencing overall decline and thus underlying the limited opportunities in the more mature markets for group system growth. "India confirmed its position as a very promising market with strong gains for the second consecutive year to become the third largest market in the Asia Pacific," explains the analyst of this research service. "Similar to China, India has a huge geography and this, along with a ready cultural acceptance of video communication, is helping propel growth in these two giant Asian economies."
Benefits of Converged Communications Lead Shift from Legacy ISDN Solutions towards IP Videoconferencing
Over the forecast period, the shift to IP is expected to gather pace throughout the Asia Pacific region. While countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and New Zealand are witnessing rapid shifts to IP; Australia, Japan, and Singapore are changing more steadily. In keeping with these trends, pure IP units, which represented 59.0 percent of endpoint revenues in 2005, are expected to grow to 74.0 percent by 2012. Group systems continued to dominate total revenues, with mid-priced solutions being most popular across the Asia Pacific. Driven by the enhanced functionality now available from network management systems, there was strong evidence in 2005 of a renewed interest in group systems. However, in the more mature Asia Pacific markets such as Australia and Japan there is a definite trend toward desktop solutions, led mainly by entry-level executive systems and software-based codecs.
Summing up, the growth of the overall Asia Pacific videoconferencing endpoints markets expected to be led by the corporate sector, where converged voice, data, and video solutions are likely to have their strongest appeal, primarily as productivity tools for knowledge workers. While developments in telemedicine, distance learning, and e-government are also likely to contribute to the spread of video as part of unified communication solutions, there is strong evidence that point-to-point, standalone videoconferencing solutions are expected to all but disappear, as the shift to IP accelerates and vendor partnerships continue to drive the convergence landscape. "Although the Asia Pacific videoconferencing endpoints markets declined in 2005, they are expected to exhibit steady growth during the forecast period," says the analyst. "The decline has been vastly a result of price reductions across the region and Frost & Sullivan estimates this to be more of a market correction than an ongoing trend."
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