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

  1. 05 Jul 2021  |  Latin America  |  Market Research

    Growth Opportunities for Communications, Collaboration, and Contact Center Technologies in the Government Sector

    Enabling Key Government Workflows with Pre-packaged and Programmable Communications Solutions to Enhance Citizen and Staff Journeys

    Frost & Sullivan has identified the government vertical as ripe for digital transformation and the adoption of modern communications and collaboration technologies to improve operational efficiencies and enhance citizen experiences. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the social distancing norms it necessitated, has impacted all public services, revealing ...

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  2. 11 Mar 2021  |  North America  |  Market Research

    Top Predictions for the 2021 UCC Market

    Transforming a Crisis into an Opportunity

    Frost & Sullivan's Top Predictions for the 2021 UCC Market takes a deep look into the convergence of technological, economic, social and other macro trends to provide an over-arching perspective on our expectations for the changing nature of communications and collaboration. These perspectives are validated by the intersection of our supply and dem...

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  3. 26 Feb 2020  |  North America  |  Market Research

    UCC Industry Trends to Watch, 2020

    The Foundation is Set for Rapid Advancement

    Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 UCC Industry Trends to Watch report delivers an over-arching perspective of technologies and business models, rather than specific applications or providers, that will be most influential in terms of development direction and evolving value propositions in the unified communications and collaboration (UCC) market. The in...

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  4. 18 Jul 2019  |  Global  |  Market Research

    Global Enterprise Communications Platforms and Endpoints Market, Forecast to 2025

    Communications Vendors Address Changing Business Needs and Rising Demand for Hybrid and Cloud Solutions

    This strategic analysis is a part of Frost & Sullivan’s continued coverage of the global enterprise communications platforms and endpoints market as well as the broader, overall enterprise communications marketplace. In this Excel-based deliverable, Frost & Sullivan provides extensive market sizing and market share analysis of the on-premises ent...

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  5. 17 Jul 2019  |  Latin America  |  Market Research

    Challenges and Opportunities for On-Premises Unified Communications Vendors, Forecast to 2025

    Mining Hidden UC Opportunities is the Key to New Growth

    The traditional on-premises unified communications (UC) market is very mature and is experiencing pressure from both internal and external competitive forces. Premises-based solution vendors are facing challenges from a variety of competitors including disruptive unified communications as a service (UCaaS) providers, network service providers offer...

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  6. 22 May 2018  |  Latin America  |  Market Research

    The Microsoft Effect

    Evaluating Microsoft’s Impact on the Enterprise Communications Ecosystem

    For over a decade Microsoft has made concerted efforts to establish itself as a major provider of real-time business communications solutions, including enterprise voice and unified communications (UC) services. After gaining a considerable share in the premises-based communications systems market, Microsoft now aspires to capitalize on growing cus...

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  7. 02 Feb 2018  |  Global  |  Market Research

    Growth Opportunities for Video Conferencing in Huddle Rooms, Global, Forecast to 2022

    Looking Beyond the Hype

    Huddle room collaboration is a hot topic these days. The hype surrounding this trend has produced many misconceptions, making it difficult to grasp what huddle room collaboration entails. As organizations design smarter meeting spaces to foster collaboration, it’s time to take a closer look at huddle rooms and the growth opportunities in this mar...

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  8. 09 Nov 2017  |  Global  |  Market Research

    Global Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2021

    Mid-year 2017 Market Update

    Video conferencing adoption is on the rise driven by cloud services, focus on simplification, and lower-prices. As video conferencing becomes an integral part of organizations' digital transformation strategy, the user demand continues to expand. Currently standing at less than 5 percent penetration rate, growth in the future will be driven by a st...

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