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. 29 Feb 2024  |  Global

    Global Desktop and Cordless Phone Market, Forecast to 2030

    Untapped Demand Among Key Employee Segments Drives Demand for New Desktop and Cordless Phones

    Over the years the office telephone has transformed organization's communication internally and externally. However, in today's digital age, organization's have a plethora of digital tools at their disposal for communicating. At the same time, organization's are faced with various challenges that are driving changes to communications, such as the...

    $4,950.00
  2. 21 Aug 2020  |  North America

    Enterprise Communications Security Trends and Considerations

    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...

    $3,950.00
  3. 21 May 2020  |  Europe

    Growth Opportunities in the European Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market, Forecast to 2026

    COVID-19 Softens Growth Rates, Creates New Use Cases

    This study provides an in-depth analysis of the European hosted IP telephony and UCaaS market, including a forecast of installed users, average prices and provider revenue until 2026. The study discusses the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and the resulting economic hardship on services adoption and provider growth strategies. Furthermore, this stu...

    $4,950.00
  4. Software and cloud-centric solutions are driving the video conferencing industry to morph significantly. Companies that are innovating at a fast pace are growing while others are becoming less relevant. As video communications become an integral part of the digital transformation strategy, the user demand continues to expand. The impact of software...

    $1,500.00
  5. 26 Feb 2020  |  North America

    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...

    $3,000.00
  6. 25 Feb 2020  |  North America

    Artificial Intelligence in Enterprise Communications and Collaboration, Global, 2019

    Assisted and Augmented Intelligence is Making Greater Headway in Workplaces

    This research study focuses on how AI is making inroads into the enterprise communications and collaboration arena. Subsequent to the dynamic technology shifts from on-premises enterprise communications to cloud-based communications services, the industry is further warming up to embrace AI and integrate it with multifarious communication channels...

    $3,000.00
  7. 31 Jan 2020  |  North America

    Analysis of the Global Consumer Headphones Market

    Opportunities and Threats in a Dynamic Music, Sports , and Mono Bluetooth Landscape

    Consumer headphones have grown into a double-digit billion-dollar market over the last years, which generated revenue of almost USD 14.13 Billion in 2018. Apple-owned Beats Electronics, and Bose, have been leading the market. Harman has stood out for particular growth momentum over the last years. At the same time, the mono Bluetooth (BT) headset m...

    $1,500.00
  8. 23 Dec 2019  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa

    Indian Unified Communications (UC) Applications and Services Market, Forecast to 2023

    Subscription-based Flexible Pricing Plans and Declining Prices are Expected to Become the Norm

    Global businesses, both large and small, are in the process of rapid transformation; they want to become tech-savvy as they have realized the importance of having technology-backed processes at the workplace. One area that organizations are looking to enhance in their existing IT infrastructure is business communication. Communication continues to ...

    $4,950.00
  9. 29 Nov 2019  |  North America

    North American Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market, Forecast to 2025

    Innovative Technologies, Business Models and Partnerships Accelerate Customer Acquisition

    The hosted IP telephony and UCaaS installed user base will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.2% during the years 2018-2025, as net new annual users increase from 5.10 million in 2018 to 8.74 million in 2025. Macro-economic factors or disruptive innovation could slow or accelerate market growth. Cloud will become the preferred te...

    $4,950.00
  10. Software and cloud-centric solutions are driving the video conferencing industry to morph significantly. Companies that are innovating at a fast pace are growing while others are becoming less relevant. As video communications become an integral part of the digital transformation strategy, the user demand continues to expand. The impact of software...

    $1,500.00