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. 25 Mar 2022  |  North America

    2022 UCC Industry Predictions

    Transition to the Next Normal Requires Business Agility and Employees Equipped for Success

    Affects of the pandemic, particularly widespread remote work and work from home practices, will have lasting impact on how people work and the communications and collaboration tools they use. The year 2022 promises to be a year of transition as COVID-19 infection rates decline globally and as end user organizations of all sizes, industries and regi...

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  2. 03 Mar 2022  |  Global

    Evaluating The Future of Cloud Communications Services in the Era of Hybrid Work

    The Enduring Importance of the PBX and the PSTN in UCaaS Enablement

    The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated certain work-style trends that have slowly been picking up steam over decades. The current massive shift to remote and hybrid work is the result of both recent health and safety measures and long-standing trends such as globalization and employee demand for work-life balance, which have given rise to increasingly d...

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  3. 20 Jan 2022  |  Global

    Evolving the Role of Telecom Operators in the Global Cloud Communications Value Chain

    Telephony and Platform Integrations Drive Growth Opportunities for Advanced Connectivity Services

    Business communications have evolved over the years to include a plethora of new communications and collaborations tools, such as video meetings, team spaces, business short messaging services (SMS) and more. Many businesses have also moved their call control (private branch exchange (PBX)) and collaboration tools to the cloud and adopting advanced...

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  4. 12 Jan 2022  |  North America

    Growth Opportunities for Communications, Collaboration and Contact Center Solutions in the Financial Services Industry

    Marketing, Sales, Product Management and Customer Care Must be Digitized to Boost Customer Value

    An important pillar of the global economy, the financial services industry is experiencing rapid and substantial transformation. Contact center, unified communications and collaboration technologies have risen in prominence as financial services institutions have needed to connect a workforce that is more widely distributed than ever before and ad...

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  5. 12 May 2021  |  Global

    Investing in Communications and Collaboration Tools to Empower Frontline Workers

    Enhanced Frontline Worker Productivity Can Boost Company Growth and Customer Satisfaction

    Estimated at approximately 2.7 billion globally, frontline workers represent a considerable untapped market and growth opportunity for communications and collaboration solution providers. For decades, the enterprise communications market has focused much of its collective attention on the carpeted office and knowledge worker segments. While commu...

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  6. 18 Feb 2021  |  Europe

    Communications and Collaboration Investment Priorities

    IT/Telecom Buyers’ Perspective

    This study provides the data collected through an online survey of 1,129 IT and telecom decision makers across customer size segments, industries and world regions. The survey was conducted in November-December 2020. Respondents were qualified as follows: • IT/telecom decision maker in organizations with 10+ employees • Having knowledge on comm...

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  7. 19 Feb 2020  |  Latin America

    End-User Priorities in Communications and Collaboration Investments, 2019

    Adoption of Advanced UCC Tools is Rising as Businesses Pursue Digital Transformation and Address Shifting Workforce Requirements

    The overall research objective is to measure the current use and future decision-making behavior toward unified communications and other workforce technologies around the globe, specifically: desktop, room-based and huddle room video conferencing; audio conferencing; web conferencing; IP telephony; team collaboration tools (e.g., Slack); unified co...

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  8. 17 Apr 2015  |  Europe

    The Future of Unified Communications in the Workplace in Europe

    An End-User Perspective

    This research service aims to measure the current use and future behavior towards information technology (IT) within Europe, covering the manufacturing, education, financial, government, healthcare, and retail sectors. While companies consider their IT investments, improving productivity ranks by a clear margin, followed by reducing costs, improvin...

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  9. This research service aims to measure the current use and future decision-making behavior towards information technology (IT) within the manufacturing sector. Manufacturers have been top implementers of new IT solutions and more than 50% plan to invest in these technologies in the next two years. Mobile devices and applications will be prevalent in...

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  10. 04 Feb 2015  |  North America

    The Future of Enterprise Communications in the Workplace in North America

    An End-user Perspective

    The overall research objective is to measure the existing use and future decision making behavior toward Information Technology (IT) within North America, covering the manufacturing, education, financial, government, healthcare, and retail sectors, and specifically, smart phones, tablets, cloud computing, video, audio, and web conferencing, Interne...

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