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. 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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  3. 20 Dec 2021  |  North America

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

    A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action—Innovation that Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines

    Frost & Sullivan’s global team of analysts and consultants continuously research a wide range of industries across the globe. The primary and secondary analysis spans the entire value chain, identifying organizations that consistently develop new growth strategies based on a visionary understanding of the future and a proven ability to effectivel...

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  4. 03 Dec 2021  |  North America

    Frost Radar™: North American UCaaS Market

    A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action—Innovation that Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines

    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...

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  5. 28 Oct 2021  |  North America

    Growth Opportunities in the Desktop and Cordless Phone Market, Forecast to 2027

    The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted User Preferences for Communications Endpoints, Disrupting Desktop and Cordless Phone Sales

    The desktop and cordless phone market decreased by 19.0 percent in 2020 in terms of revenues to $2.79 billion, and by 16.7 percent in terms of unit shipment to 24.7 million. The pandemic, lockdowns, and work-from-home mandates have notably impacted the market in terms of demand, delivery, and potential installation of devices in customer sites. Man...

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  6. 20 Aug 2021  |  North America

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

    A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action—Innovation that Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines

    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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  7. 03 Aug 2021  |  North America

    Growth Opportunities in the Global Tabletop Audio Conferencing Endpoints Market, Forecast to 2025

    Hybrid Work and Need for Flexible Workspaces in the Return to the Office will Spur Adoption

    This study captures the market dynamics in the tabletop audio conferencing endpoints market, including the changing trends in the tabletop audio, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the adoption of different types of endpoints, and the forecast of endpoint revenue and unit shipments until 2025. The report discusses the trends, forecasts, and mar...

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  8. 13 Apr 2021  |  North America

    Growth Opportunities for Telecom Operators Amid Disruption in the UCaaS Market

    Leveraging Unique Value Propositions in a Fast-Evolving Industry

    Cloud communications emerged approximately two decades ago and, since then, business models and value propositions have evolved dramatically. Market power has shifted many times across vendors and service providers as various factors, including innovation velocity, strategy ingenuity and pocket depth, pushed certain participants to the top of the l...

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  9. 11 Mar 2021  |  North America

    Top Predictions for the 2021 UCC Market

    Transforming a Crisis into an Opportunity

    Frost & Sullivan's Top Predictions for the 2021 UCC Market takes a deep look into the convergence of technological, economic, social and other macro trends to provide an over-arching perspective on our expectations for the changing nature of communications and collaboration. These perspectives are validated by the intersection of our supply and dem...

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  10. 21 Jan 2021  |  North America

    Growth Opportunities in the North American UCaaS Market

    COVID-19 Accelerates Growth, but Success Varies Widely by Provider

    COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the globe. If the epidemic continues to spread unabated, it is likely to continue to considerably impact trade and commerce patterns, GDP growth rates, employment and technology investments. Drastically-reduced travel and a massive shift to work-from-home models to avoid contagion have accelerated adoption of clou...

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