Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC)
Businesses increasingly acknowledge the need to leverage advanced technologies to improve business agility and gain operational efficiencies. Long gone are the days when businesses relied solely on telephony and email to conduct their daily tasks. Today, businesses are deploying a broad array of communications and collaboration applications including telephony, email, voicemail and unified messaging, instant messaging (IM) and presence, audio, web and video conferencing, file sharing and white-boarding, mobility, social networking and more. New generations of business users are choosing more social and visual modes of collaboration accessible on the devices and interfaces of their choice, anywhere, anytime.
As businesses look to consolidate and more effectively manage their communications infrastructure, they are integrating multiple technologies and tools into unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions powered by session management, virtualization, cloud architectures and software-defined networks. To ensure higher ROI and future-proof their technology investments, businesses are investing in best-of-breed, standards-based solutions that can be tightly integrated for greater end-user productivity and more efficient IT management.
The combination of dramatic demographic changes and accelerated technology evolution is creating demand for a new approach to IT and business communications. We are seeing a powerful shift in IT towards new cloud delivery models that enable more flexible and cost-effective technology management and consumption. Holistic digital transformation initiatives are driving business IT and communications towards a Social, Mobile, Collaborative Cloud future.
Organizations around the world—large and small—have never before faced a more complex environment in which to operate and compete successfully. Vendors, service providers, channel partners and end users alike need information, advice and guidance to help them chart their course through this turbulent transition to a competitive advantage powered by advanced communication and collaboration technologies. With analysts covering all aspects of the UC&C technology stack, including infrastructure, applications, services and end-user devices, Frost & Sullivan is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive coverage with a global perspective for all value-chain participants.
Frost & Sullivan’s UC&C team provides the following benefits to vendors, service providers, channel partners, and end-user organizations:
Extensive back catalogue of research in the majority of UC&C market sectors, as follows:
- Services: UCaaS, CPaaS, Managed UC Services, Audio, Web, Video Conferencing Services, VoIP Access and SIP Trunking
- Applications: UC Applications, Mobile UC, Web Conferencing, Web/Virtual Events, Social Media, Desktop Video, Content Collaboration, Team Collaboration
- Endpoints: Desk Phones, Soft Phones, Mobile Clients, Audio and Video Conferencing Endpoints, Professional and Consumer Headsets, Microphones
- Platforms & Infrastructure: Enterprise Telephony, VM/UM, IM/Presence, Video Conferencing Infrastructure, Media Gateways, SBC, VDI
- Technology: API, VoIP, SIP, WebRTC, Virtualization, SDN, Video
Comprehensive global coverage with local expertise in all major world regions
Experienced and expert team of analysts with decades of experience in the communications and collaboration industry
Accurate market forecasts and market share analysis coupled with thought leadership perspective on major industry trends
05 Jan 2021  |  North America
Latest Findings Demonstrate Stand-alone Device Dependency on Meeting and Class Room Deployments
The standalone wireless content sharing market is experiencing significant shifts. Empty offices and classrooms lowered demand for these products in 2020 as traditional positioning for in-room collaboration was misaligned with the rapid transition to work from home and virtual learning. There are market opportunities for the wireless content sharin...
18 Dec 2020  |  Latin America
Growth Opportunities in the Global Cloud Meetings and Team Collaboration Services Market, Forecast to 2026
COVID-19 and New Remote-work Realities Have Set Record Levels of Demand for Cloud Meetings and Team Collaboration Services
In 2019 the global cloud meetings and team collaboration services market earned revenues of $5.53 Billion, which is a 38.1 percent growth when compared to 2018. The installed base of paid cloud meetings and team collaboration paid licenses grew by 57.3 percent in 2019 to 73.9 million. Growth in 2019 was mainly attributed to increasing user comfort ...
09 Dec 2020  |  Latin America
Enabling Key Healthcare Workflows with Pre-packaged and Programmable Communications Solutions to Enhance Patient and Physician Journeys
Frost & Sullivan has identified the healthcare vertical as ripe for digital transformation and adoption of modern communications and collaboration technologies with the objective of improving operational efficiencies and enhancing patient care. The study covers key use cases for point solutions such as video conferencing or team messaging, as well ...
01 Dec 2020  |  North America
Robust Adoption of Cloud Video and UCaaS will Continue to Drive the Global Tabletop Audio Conferencing Endpoints Market
Customer Experience Driven by Rising Video and Multimedia Collaboration Creates Growth Opportunities for Tabletop Audio
This study captures the market dynamics in the tabletop audio conferencing endpoints market, including the changing trends in the tabletop audio, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the adoption of different types of endpoints as well as the forecast of endpoint revenue and unit shipments until 2026. The trends, forecast, and market shares have ...
04 Nov 2020  |  North America
Benchmarking Future Growth Potential
North American businesses and public-sector organizations are facing heightened challenges as COVID-19 quarantines and other lifestyle changes affect the way workers perform their job tasks and interact with co-workers, customers and partners. The unprecedented rise in remote work, supply-chain disruption, customer demand volatility and elevated em...
20 Oct 2020  |  Global
2020 Market Update
The sudden shift to remote work for millions of people has created an exponential demand for video meetings. In H1 2020, cloud video meeting providers reported massive growth in usage. Growth in video devices was primarily driven by webcams and all-in-one appliances for remote workers while meeting rooms remained in a holding pattern during the CO...
21 Aug 2020  |  North America
New Technologies Mean New Threats to Mission-Critical Business Communications
The business telephone system, commonly referred to as a private branch exchange (PBX), predates the invention of the Internet, Ethernet and the personal computer. As such, legacy PBXs were always deployed on dedicated infrastructure. The call-control manager was a standalone hardware server or appliance serving as the bridge between the PSTN and h...
07 Aug 2020  |  Europe
A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action - Innovation that Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines™
European businesses are rapidly adopting hosted Internet protocol (IP) telephony and unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) solutions to become more agile and more easily adapt to ever-evolving market conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic further reinforced the need for flexibility in technology consumption in terms of capacity adjustments and del...
28 Jul 2020  |  Latin America
Explosion of Cloud Meeting Services is Visibly Igniting Professional Headset Sales
The global professional headset market earned revenues of $1.41 billion in 2019, a 3.8 percent growth when compared to 2018. Almost all major professional headset vendors reported healthy growth rates in 2019 except for Poly which faced some internal restructuring difficulties that resulted in the company earning lower-than-expected revenues. Desp...
26 Jun 2020  |  Latin America
Video Meetings Become a Business Necessity in the New Normal
The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult to fully predict with many factors in a flux. One thing is amply clear – it will be a disruptive catalyst across the UCC industry. In particular, it will forever change the way we meet and collaborate. Organizations across the world were quick to respond to the pandemic by implemen...