These nations are increasingly enhancing their communications infrastructure, keeping in tandem with their economic growth.
Even mature markets such as Australia and New Zealand are demanding complete infrastructure solutions, further contributing to the overall growth in Asia-Pacific.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (conferencing.frost.com), Asia Pacific Videoconferencing Infrastructure Market, finds that the market - covering six sub-regions (13 countries) in Asia-Pacific - earned revenues of US$80.9 million in 2007 and estimates this to reach US$245.3 million by end-2014, at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 17.2 percent (2007-2014).
The videoconferencing infrastructure market includes all videoconferencing bridges or MCU (multipoint control units), gateways, gatekeepers, firewalls, NAT (network address translation), and management and scheduling tools and software.
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The geographic expansion of organizations, especially in emerging countries, has been one of the biggest drivers of the videoconferencing infrastructure market.
Greater China accounted for 63.3 percent of the total Asia-Pac market in 2007 with revenues growing at a blistering 39.6 percent year-on-year. India was another high growth market as revenues rose 28.8 percent. In both these countries, the government and corporate sectors make up the bulk of domestic demand.
India accounted for 6.4 percent of the total revenues, Japan - 16.8 percent, Australasia - 7.7 percent, South Korea and ASEAN - each at 2.9 percent.
"Gradually changing work cultures that favour videoconferencing, improved network connectivity and bandwidth availability in most parts of Asia, a focus on improving productivity, and travel cost reduction are the other major factors for the surge in demand," notes Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Pranabesh Nath.
"This growing demand however needs to be sustained with continuously improving videoconferencing solutions and innovative features and functionality at economical prices, in order to counter competition from lower-cost audio and web conferencing alternatives," says Nath, adding that the Asia-Pacific market is more constrained by price sensitivity than North America and Europe.
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