Global - Services - Teleconferencing and Business TV


Archived report. This report was archived in 2005 and has not been updated. Videoconferencing has been around since the late 1970s, but has failed to penetrate beyond the corporate world. Even here there are still a large number of systems that have been installed over the years but are hardly ever used. Audio-conferencing has been far more successful; especially since more enhanced voice services have been introduced during the 1990s. The future will be broadband-based video communication in the residential market. This will include tele-health consultations with local GPs and specialists, family gatherings across the country and across the world, home videos, etc.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Broadband finally delivering the video revolution
    • 2.1 The long and winding road
    • 2.2 Social implications
    • 2.3 Broadband the deliverer
    • 2.4 The importance of VoIP
    • 2.5 Hypercommunications
    • 2.6 Video to follow the VoIP success story
    • 2.7 Videoconferencing: we are still not getting it right
  • 3. The expensive costs of meetings
    • 3.1 Impulse Research findings in August 2003
  • 4. Definitions
  • 5. Webconferencing
    • 5.1 Infranets
  • 6. Audioconferencing
    • 6.1 Audioconferencing methods
    • 6.2 Market statistics and developments
  • 7. Videoconferencing
    • 7.1 Slow progress
    • 7.2 Videoconferencing revenues in 2004
    • 7.3 H. 323
    • 7.4 The video standards
    • 7.5 videoconferencing market statistics
  • 8. Videophones coming of age?
  • 9. Eye contact in video conferencing
  • 10. Business television - an evolving industry
    • 10.1 Across borders BTV from Texas Instruments
    • 10.2 Business TV service providers
  • 11. Video ‘watermark’
  • 12. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Reasons for US managers preferring conferencing over travel – 2003
  • Table 2 – Use of conferencing methods by US managers – 2003
  • Table 3 – The cost of equipment – 1997 - 2002
  • Table 4 – Desktop videoconferencing worldwide (sold units) – 1995, 1999, 2003
  • Exhibit 1 - Video phone introduced in 1964
  • Exhibit 2 – International standards for videoconferencing

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Number of pages: 16

Status: Archived

Last update: 18 September 2006
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

NOTE: This report has been archived

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