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

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

    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...

    $4,950.00
  2. 30 Dec 2022  |  North America  |  Frost Radar

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

    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...

    $4,950.00
  3. 26 Oct 2022  |  North America  |  Frost Radar

    Frost Radar™: North American UCaaS Market, 2022

    A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action - Innovation That Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines

    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...

    $4,950.00
  4. 17 Oct 2022  |  North America  |  Market Research

    State of the Global Video Conferencing Devices Market—Forecast to 2027

    Post-pandemic Market Normalization and Economic Headwinds Put Brakes on Growth in 2022: Long-term Momentum for Video-First Enterprise will Continue

    The $3.85 billion global video conferencing devices market is undergoing seismic changes in the wake of massive work, workplace, and workforce transformation. Driven by the shift to remote work, video adoption saw hyper-growth during the pandemic years. The market is currently undergoing significant normalization, as it gets aligned with the new fu...

    $4,950.00
  5. 30 Aug 2022  |  Asia Pacific  |  Market Research

    APAC Video Conferencing Devices Market, Forecast to 2026

    Market Size and Market Share Tracker

    2021 marked the beginning of the revival of meeting rooms and office spaces. As businesses prepare for the return to office, meeting rooms have seen growing technology investments to support hybrid work. Despite the headwinds from the impact of supply chain issues and component shortages which have triggered uneven sales cycles throughout 2021, the...

    $2,450.00
  6. 22 Jul 2022  |  North America  |  Market Research

    Analysis of the North American UCaaS Market, Forecast to 2028

    What Does it Take to Capitalize on the Robust Growth Trajectory?

    Fear of stagflation or recession is likely to dampen the momentum the industry has garnered in the past couple of years. Strong recognition of UCaaS benefits—including improved business continuity and enhanced remote/hybrid workforce productivity—is likely to be offset by budget tightening, delayed investments, and technology investment priorit...

    $4,950.00
  7. 25 Mar 2022  |  North America  |  Customer Research

    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...

    $4,950.00
  8. 12 Jan 2022  |  North America  |  Customer Research

    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...

    $4,950.00
  9. 20 Dec 2021  |  North America  |  Frost Radar

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

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    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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  10. 03 Dec 2021  |  North America  |  Frost Radar

    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...

    $4,950.00