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

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25 Jan 2018  |  North America

Impact of the Star2Star and Blueface Merger

Strategic Implications for Star2Star, Blueface, Channel Partners and UCaaS Competitors

On January 3rd, 2017, Sarasota, FL-based Star2Star Communications merged with Dublin, Ireland-based Blueface to form an entity with a market value estimated at $500 million (representing a multiple of current revenues). The new entity’s legal name will be StarBlue; however, the two companies will continue to operate under their original brands in...

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14 Nov 2017  |  Global

Impact of the Cisco-BroadSoft Acquisition on the UCaaS Ecosystem

Strategic Implications for Cisco, Technology Partners, Service Providers, Platform Vendors and End Customers

On October 23rd, 2017, BroadSoft announced its impending acquisition by Cisco, which marked the unified communications as-a-service (UCaaS) industry’s crossing of the Rubicon. With its inception in 1998, BroadSoft heralded the rise of cloud/hosted services and, for almost two decades, symbolized the next generation of business communications, sta...

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09 Nov 2017  |  Global

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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27 Sep 2017  |  Global

Global Audio Conferencing Endpoints Market, Forecast to 2021

The Huddle Room Era Provides Growth Opportunities for Tabletop Audio Conferencing Endpoints

Tight IT budgets, coupled with challenging economic environments in different world regions, deter demand for audio conferencing endpoints. In 2016, the global tabletop audio conferencing endpoints market declined by 1.6 percent in terms of revenue owing to the decrease in TDM and VoIP connectivity endpoints sales. The USB market continued to grow...

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15 Jul 2016  |  North America

2016 Cloud Unified Communications Buyers' Guide

Finding the Best Fit When Moving to Cloud UC Solutions

Hosted Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and unified communications and collaboration (UCC) services represent a fast-growing segment in the broader cloud communications market. User adoption is rapidly accelerating; at the same time businesses struggle to manage increasingly complex UCC environments and look for more flexible technology consumption...

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15 Jul 2016  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa

Unified Communications Applications and Services Market in India CY 2015

Device Independence is Driving Change in Market Trends by Increasing Customer Interaction Channels

The study analyzes the Unified Communications (UC) applications and services market for the calendar year 2015. Some of the key industry trends that drive mobility and bring your own device applications are identified and substantiated with quantitative analysis. Furthermore, market share analysis has also been performed for the complete UC portfol...

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13 Jul 2016  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa

Web Conferencing Services Market in India CY 2015 Update

 

This research service analyzes the Web conferencing market in India for CY 2015. It provides insights on trends pertaining to hosted services, which are the dominant model, contributing 84.6% of the Web conferencing revenue in H2 2015, although this is a slight decrease from H1 2015. Traction is observed across the board, especially from informati...

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Unified communications platforms offers many benefits for businesses and their workforce, but often require significant building infrastructure upgrades. As a result, the hospitality veritical market has been slow to adopt these new collaboration tools. This market insight highlights common approaches to addressing the infrastructure dilemma IT dec...

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This market analysis research provides market sizing, segmentation, and forecasts for the video conferencing endpoints and infrastructure market in EMEA. Country/sub-region breakouts are provided for the UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Nordics, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe, and Middle East and Africa regions. The study also provides market shares for...

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