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 Nov 2013  |  Global

    Global Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure MarketQ3 2013 Update

    Growing Demand for Virtualization and Software-based Solutions Creates New Opportunities

    Following on the heels of a down year, the video conferencing endpoints and infrastructure market saw a weak quarter in Q3 2013 with revenue declining by 2.5 percent on an annual basis. The steepest decline is coming from the infrastruture segment. The video conferencing industry is on the cusp of significant shifts. Users are demanding ubiquitous ...

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  2. 19 Nov 2013  |  Global

    Analysis of the Global Web Conferencing Market

    Growing Competition and Price Pressures Push Vendors to Seek New Ways to Differentiate

    The global web conferencing market is experiencing significant shifts with emergence of new services, mobility, and social collaboration disrupting the status quo to create new opportunities. Demand for web conferencing has increased significantly as companies implement efficient collaboration across dispersed teams. Improved user experiences and e...

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  3. 15 Nov 2013  |  Europe

    Europe Video Conferencing Services Market

    Strong Growth Predicted Despite Recessionary Environment

    This research study presents an analysis of the Video Conferencing Services Market in Europe. The study discusses key market trends, drivers, restraints, and provides market sizing and forecasts for the European market. Regional breakdowns include UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Benelux, Nordics, and Rest of Europe. The study also provides marke...

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  4. 14 Nov 2013  |  North America

    Audio Conferencing Endpoints

    Outlook for Tabletop and Installed Audio Conferencing Systems

    This market insight presents an outlook for tabletop conference phones and installed audio conferencing systems. The study provides revenue and unit forecasts for tabletop and installed conference phones, and breakdown by region and use case. The study also provides market shares for the leading conference phone vendors.

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  5. 11 Nov 2013  |  North America

    North American Audio Conferencing Services Market

    Enhancing Audio with a Visual Component Boost Adoption

    This study provides an in-depth analysis of the North American audio conferencing services market. The mature North American audio conferencing services market has now become the foundation of more complex unified communications and collaboration services offerings. As part of this analysis, Frost & Sullivan has identified market drivers, restraint...

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  6. 08 Nov 2013  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa

    The Middle East Unified Communications Market

    Consolidation of Participants in the Ecosystem is Leading to UC Market Development.

    Increasing investments to optimize the communication infrastructure, desire to reduce travelling costs, SMB adoption of UC, and a shift towards mobile applications are likely to be the key drivers for the unified communications market in the Middle East. Enterprise telephony, video conferencing, contact centers, and mobility are expected to be the ...

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  7. 07 Nov 2013  |  Europe

    Analysis of the European Audio Conferencing Services Market

    Increase in Volume of Minutes to Offset Price Decline in the Near Term

    This research study presents an analysis of the Audio Conferencing Services Market in Europe. The study discusses key market trends, drivers, and restraints, and provides market sizing and forecasts for the European market. Regional breakdowns include UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Benelux, Nordics, and Rest of Europe. The study also provides m...

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  8. 06 Nov 2013  |  Europe

    Europe Web Conferencing Services Market

    Collaborative Workspaces Drive Growth of Web Conferencing

    This research study presents an analysis of the Web Conferencing Services Market in Europe. The study discusses key market trends, drivers, and restraints, and provides market sizing and forecasts for the European market. Regional breakdowns include UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Benelux, Nordics, and Rest of Europe. The study also provides mar...

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  9. 30 Oct 2013  |  North America

    Microsoft Lync: Market Impact and Growth Potential

    Transformational Force or a Market Byproduct

    Microsofts portfolio development and strategic direction have been in line with the greater momentum in the evolution of the enterprise communications industry. More important, the company has driven certain key aspects of this evolutionary process. This report evaluates the current competitive position of Microsoft Lync and discusses where Lync-b...

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