Week in research: Videoconferencing revenues rise; DOCSIS 3 touches 77% of U.S. homes

Tele-learning, telemedicine drive videoconferencing: The growing acceptance by medical and education professions are driving up videoconferencing and telepresence revenues. In Infonetics Research's Q2 2011 Enterprise Telepresence and Videoconferencing report, Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video, said that  that in the first "six months of 2011, enterprise telepresence and video conferencing equipment revenue is up 24 percent year-over-year, and we expect strong double-digit growth in 2011 over 2010." Machowinski expects the market will continue see double digit growth through at least 2015 as the service becomes more accepted amongst users. On a year-over-year basis, the videoconferencing market is up 34 percent. From a vendor perspective, Cisco continues to dominate the market segment with revenue rising 33 percent during the period. Release

Enterprise videoconferencing 2011-2015

DOCSIS 3.0 takes hold: According to the National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA), cable MSOs will have deployed DOCSIS 3.0 platforms to 77 percent of U.S. homes by the end of 2011, a 17 percent gain from the 60 percent figure in December 2010. In response to an inquiry from FCC commissioner Robert McDowell, the NCTA gave the FCC detailed information about the levels of DOCSIS deployments from several small cable operators, including BendBroadband and Massillon Cable TV. However, the NCTA's filing did not break out the DOCSIS 3.0 deployments from public cable MSOs and NCTA members such as Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) and Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR). Article

Spanish telecom on the rise: A new Pyramid Research report revealed that the Spanish telecom market will generate about $38.6 billion in service revenue in 2011 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1 percent in the forecast period. The two main growth engines will be wireline broadband and mobile data, which the research group says will 4.9 percent and 15.8 percent CAGR, respectively. In tandem with broadband growth, VoIP will grow at a double-digit CAGR of 24.1 percent, translating into a $1.5 billion cumulative revenue opportunity. Not surprisingly, as broadband data rises, dial-up Internet will continue to decline. By 2014, Pyramid forecasts dial up will be replaced by broadband. Release

Colombian telcos get government help: Building on a strong financial market, which fueled an expansion of the SMB market, Colombia's telecom market is poised for growth. Frost and Sullivan in its Colombian Total Telecommunications Services Market report says that there were 54.7 million telephone lines in service which had generated $7.67 billion in revenues in 2009. The research firm forecast that the market will grow at a CAGR of 6.5 percent to reach 79.8 million lines in 2015. Likewise, revenues will grow at a CAGR of 5 percent, reaching $10.29 billion the same year. Big contributors to the country's telecom market growth are new government-led projects such as 'Vive Digital Colombia,' which is slated to increase broadband connections fourfold by 2014, to reach 8.8 million connections, covering 50 percent of the country's households. Release

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