Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based
unified communications (UC), today announced significant, sequential
quarter-over-quarter market share gains in the video collaboration
industry, for the past two quarters, at the cost of some of its biggest
New quarterly market share research reports from International Data
Corporation (IDC), Synergy Research Group and Wainhouse Research show
that Polycom gained between 4.41 and 5.72
percentage points in revenue market share quarter-over-quarter in Q2
2012. Polycom's Q2 gains build on the Company's market share gains of up
to 2.2 percent in Q1 20123, based on reports from all three
firms. Overall, Polycom now holds more than 32 percent global market
share at the end of the second quarter 2012, and gained nearly 8 percent
global video collaboration market share in the first half of 2012,
according to Wainhouse Research.4
Polycom's momentum as the emerging global leader in video
collaboration accelerated in Q2 2012:
Wainhouse Research reported that Polycom gained 5.7 percent market
share in the quarter, growing worldwide market share to 32.4 percent.5
According to the latest Synergy Research Group report, Polycom gained
4.4 percent share in the quarter (now at 32.1 percent), and gained
share in every product segment and in every geographic theater in Q2,
including 13 percent in Central and Latin America, and 7 percent in
In the new IDC report, Polycom gained 4.7 percent share in the quarter
to reach 32.4 percent share.7
1st Half 2012
"Analysts recognize that Polycom is gaining share as the global market
leader in video collaboration. We're the outright market leader in high
growth markets, including China and India, and we're winning because we
provide the best ease of use, deepest integration, and lowest total cost
of ownership in the industry," said Polycom CEO Andy Miller. "This
growth trend is market validation that organizations large and small are
choosing Polycom video collaboration solutions to boost productivity,
speed time to market, and cut costs across their environments. From
mobile devices to the desktop to the conference room, we offer the
broadest portfolio of solutions across the widest range of devices that
leverage existing investments and use up to 50 percent less bandwidth.
These continuing market share gains are proof that customers are
embracing our unique approach over that of our competition."
Analysts Highlight Execution, Breadth of Offerings, Partner Program
as Contributors to Growth
"In spite of the economic challenges in Europe and IT spending cutbacks
in some vertical market segments, Polycom's 2Q 2012 enterprise
videoconferencing equipment revenue increased an impressive 8.9 percent
quarter-over-quarter, resulting in Polycom growing its sequential market
share by 4.7 percent to 32.4 percent," said Rich Costello, Senior
Research Analyst, IDC. "Good results from the Asia Pacific region in
particular, as well as North America, for both Polycom solutions and
infrastructure, fueled the growth numbers. A boost from the CALA region
also added nicely to Polycom's quarterly results."
"In a highly competitive collaboration market, Polycom continues to
stand out as a videoconferencing leader, gaining market share in all
major regions in the second quarter and maintaining its number-one
ranking in APAC. Even in the most challenging of economies, Polycom
gained over 6 market share points in North America," says Jeremy Duke,
Founder and Chief Analyst, Synergy Research Group. "We believe Polycom
continues to execute on delivering a wide breadth of high quality
videoconferencing solutions as well as maximizing its market reach and
growth with a successful partnership program."
"Polycom continues to grow its global market share in a competitive
video conferencing market, and was the only major vendor we saw who grew
sequential revenue in Q2," said Andrew W. Davis, Analyst and co-founder,
Wainhouse Research. "In spite of many headwinds in the videoconferencing
market this year, Polycom's sustained market share gains indicate that
Polycom's strategy, with its emphasis on software and interoperability,
is well aligned with the demands of enterprises around the world."
Leading Analyst Firm Forrester Research Also Ranks Polycom as a
Leader for "Current Offerings" and "Strategy"
On Aug. 21, Forrester
Research Inc. named Polycom a leader in video conferencing and
top-ranked Company in both 'current offerings' and 'strategy' in its
Forrester Wave?: Room-Based Videoconferencing, Q3 2012." The study
used 39 criteria to evaluate the top vendors in the industry, looking at
video collaboration solutions for every work environment - from mobile
and desktops to room systems and immersive telepresence - along with the
services that support them. Forrester found that Polycom earned the top
scores in 'current offerings' based on Polycom's top rankings in quality
of experience, conferencing experience, management platform, recording
and streaming, and security and compliance. In the 'strategy' category,
Forrester named Polycom a leader largely because of its product roadmap
and particular strengths in "UC integration" and "interoperability"--a
key focus of and competitive advantage for Polycom, its open
standards-based approach to interoperability, and its global ecosystem
of over 7,000 partners. Polycom also was top ranked in the "partners"
Polycom® RealPresence® video solutions - which range from mobile apps
and desktop software to group video systems and immersive theaters - are
powered by the Polycom®
RealPresence® Platform. The
RealPresence Platform - the most comprehensive and interoperable UC
infrastructure for universal video collaboration - provides robust
provisioning, management, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and
security. Because of Polycom's focus on interoperability, the
RealPresence Platform transforms islands of fragmented communications
systems into a seamless culture of collaboration, with enterprise-grade
video easily and securely accessible to all authorized personnel whether
they're mobile, remote, or on-site.
Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified
communications (UC) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted
by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are
powered by the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform,
comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate
with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud
applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video
collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its ecosystem of over
7,000 partners provide truly unified communications solutions that
deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor interoperability,
and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.com
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to learn how we're pushing the greatness of human collaboration forward.
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1 Synergy Research Group, Q2 Worldwide Telepresence Market
Share Report, August 17, 2012.
2 Wainhouse Research, Spotcheck: Videoconferencing Q2 2012,
August 29, 2012.
3 Wainhouse Research, Spotcheck: Videoconferencing Q1 2012,
4 Wainhouse Research, Spotcheck: Videoconferencing Q2 2012,
August 29, 2012.
5 Wainhouse Research, Spotcheck: Videoconferencing Q2 2012,
August 29, 2012.
6 Synergy Research Group, Q2 Worldwide Telepresence Market
Share Report, August 17, 2012.
7 International Data Corporation, Q2 2012 Worldwide Quarterly
Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Qview, August 24 2012.
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