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. 18 Jan 2024  |  North America  |  Frost Radar

    Frost Radar : Cloud-Connected Calling Enablement, 2024

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    Frost & Sullivan defines cloud-connected calling enablement as a segment of the voice over internet protocol (VoIP) access and session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking. Cloud-connected calling enablement services provide carrier-grade managed voice and telephony services into third-party cloud private branch exchange (PBX) environments such as Mi...

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  2. 30 Dec 2022  |  North America  |  Frost Radar

    Frost Radar™: Global Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) Market, 2022

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    Frost & Sullivan defines Communications Platforms as a Service (CPaaS) as any cloud-based platform that enables developers to programmatically embed voice, video, chat, and messaging services within their business or consumer applications. In nearly all cases, the embedded communications and collaboration services leveraged through a CPaaS are a fe...

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  3. 26 Oct 2022  |  North America  |  Frost Radar

    Frost Radar™: North American UCaaS Market, 2022

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    As the North American unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) market matures and competition intensifies, it is becoming increasingly important for market participants to accelerate innovation and develop sustainable growth strategies. This market analysis provides a perspective on key market trends as well as an assessment of 30 growth and inn...

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  4. 21 Sep 2022  |  Europe  |  Frost Radar

    Frost Radar™: European UCaaS Market 2022

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    Digital technologies and cloud communications and collaboration services, in particular, have provided solutions to European businesses and public sector organizations looking to bridge physical distances across employees, customers, suppliers, and partners. Flexible consumption models, mobile-ready solutions, and collaboration-rich user experience...

    $4,950.00
  5. 20 Dec 2021  |  North America  |  Frost Radar

    Frost Radar™: Cloud Meetings and Team Collaboration Services Market, 2021

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  6. 03 Dec 2021  |  North America  |  Frost Radar

    Frost Radar™: North American UCaaS Market

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    The global COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated decades-long trends including the move to remote and hybrid work, the rise of virtual organizations and the adoption of digital business models whereby all or most customer interactions take place over digital channels. The recent crisis has also elevated businesses’ awareness of the need for more robu...

    $4,950.00
  7. 20 Aug 2021  |  North America  |  Frost Radar

    Frost Radar™: Communications Platforms as a Service Industry, 2021

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    Frost & Sullivan defines Communications Platforms as a Service (CPaaS) as any cloud-based platform that enables developers to programmatically embed voice, video, chat, and messaging services within their business or consumer applications. In nearly all cases, the embedded communications and collaboration services leveraged through a CPaaS are a fe...

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  8. 30 Jul 2021  |  Europe  |  Frost Radar

    Frost Radar™: European UCaaS Market, 2021

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    The year 2020 was marked by significant changes in the way European businesses operate and serve customers. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many people to leave their traditional workplaces and move to work-from-home setups to comply with social distancing mandates and limit the spread of the virus. In addition to continuing to adequately serve custom...

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  9. 18 Jun 2021  |  Latin America  |  Frost Radar

    Frost Radar™: Unified Communications-as-a-Service Market in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2021

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  10. 09 Feb 2021  |  Latin America  |  Frost Radar

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    $4,950.00