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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 13 Jan 2022  |  Global

    Growth Opportunities in UC Endpoint OPEX Models

    OPEX Models Aim to Disrupt Device Acquisition in the UC Market

    Several providers, including Microsoft, Zoom, Neat, and Crestron, announced OPEX programs focusing on multiple UC endpoints in 2020-21. This move reflects the intense and growing interest in the OPEX space, which has been fueled in part by the pandemic. However, OPEX, particularly leasing as a business model, has been in practice for several years,...

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  4. 07 Jan 2022  |  Global

    Hybrid Work Compels Businesses to Drive Equitable Meetings

    Technologies that Support Engagement and Interactivity Gain Prominence

    The pandemic was a great equalizer with everyone being remote. Mass adoption of video meetings, chat, virtual whiteboarding, and group messaging kept everyone productive and fully connected. Everyone had the same presence and an equal voice during video meetings. As people return to the office, there is a growing challenge of keeping the same level...

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  5. 24 Dec 2021  |  Global

    Global Video Conferencing Devices Market, Forecast to 2026

    2021 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...

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  6. 21 Oct 2021  |  Global

    Business Implications of Programmable Communications

    CPaaS and APIs Open Enterprise Communications to Positively Impact Business Outcomes

    In response to the numerous challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations of all sizes underwent a radical adaptation of their business processes and, in some cases, their entire business models, in order to survive. Throughout 2020, innovative companies found clever ways to serve their customers, which required a new set of commu...

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  7. 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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  8. 01 Apr 2021  |  Global

    Blended Learning and Hybrid Work Power the Global Digital Collaboration Boards Market

    Future Growth Potential Enhanced by Emerging Use Cases

    After experiencing significant demand shocks on account of COVID-19 in H1 2020, the DCB market made significant progress in H2 2020, registering annual shipments of 1.8 million units with a YoY growth of 9 percent, primarily driven by the revival of demand in the education sector. Despite the slowdown, the pandemic paved the way for the tremendous ...

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  9. The sudden shift to remote work for millions of people has created an exponential demand for video meetings. In H1 2020, cloud video meeting providers reported massive growth in usage. Growth in video devices was primarily driven by webcams and all-in-one appliances for remote workers while meeting rooms remained in a holding pattern during the CO...

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  10. Software and cloud-centric solutions are driving the video conferencing industry to morph significantly. Companies that are innovating at a fast pace are growing while others are becoming less relevant. As video communications become an integral part of the digital transformation strategy, the user demand continues to expand. The impact of software...

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