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. 24 Dec 2021  |  Europe

    State of the European Video Conferencing Devices Market, Forecast to 2026

    A Video-first Strategy is Imperative to Thrive in Hybrid Work

    Hybrid work is here to stay, and the workplace is rapidly changing. As the pandemic has influenced people's attitudes toward hybrid work to varying degrees, the percentage of people who will return to the workplace is in flux. As a result, there is a greater need to recognize employee preferences for hybrid working and accommodate multiple user-pro...

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  2. 01 Nov 2021  |  Europe

    Growth Opportunities in the European UCaaS Market

    Cloud Communications Services Shine in Addressing the Distributed Workforce

    COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across Europe and worldwide. It has considerably impacted supply chains and commerce patterns, GDP growth rates, travel, employment and technology investments. In 2020, the European Union (27 countries) experienced a GDP decline of 5.9%; the Euro Area (19 countries) GDP declined by 6.3%; Spain and Italy were among those m...

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  3. 30 Jul 2021  |  Europe

    Frost Radar™: European UCaaS Market, 2021

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

    The year 2020 was marked by significant changes in the way European businesses operate and serve customers. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many people to leave their traditional workplaces and move to work-from-home setups to comply with social distancing mandates and limit the spread of the virus. In addition to continuing to adequately serve custom...

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  4. 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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  5. 07 Aug 2020  |  Europe

    Frost Radar™: European Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market, 2020

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

    European businesses are rapidly adopting hosted Internet protocol (IP) telephony and unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) solutions to become more agile and more easily adapt to ever-evolving market conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic further reinforced the need for flexibility in technology consumption in terms of capacity adjustments and del...

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  6. 21 May 2020  |  Europe

    Growth Opportunities in the European Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market, Forecast to 2026

    COVID-19 Softens Growth Rates, Creates New Use Cases

    This study provides an in-depth analysis of the European hosted IP telephony and UCaaS market, including a forecast of installed users, average prices and provider revenue until 2026. The study discusses the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and the resulting economic hardship on services adoption and provider growth strategies. Furthermore, this stu...

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  7. 09 Nov 2018  |  Europe

    European Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market, Forecast to 2024

    Competitor Repositioning Creates Disruption and Opportunities

    The European hosted Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and unified communications as a service (UCaaS) market continues on a strong growth trajectory that is creating value for businesses and growth opportunities for service providers. Continued Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) decommissioning is creating opportunities to move businesses to...

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  9. This market analysis research provides market sizing, segmentation, and forecasts for the video conferencing endpoints and infrastructure market in EMEA. Country/sub-region breakouts are provided for the UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Nordics, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe, and Middle East and Africa regions. The study also provides market shares for...

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  10. 23 Jun 2015  |  Europe

    EMEA Conferencing Services Market

    Need for Smarter and Cost-effective Collaboration Solutions Drives Growth

    This market analysis research provides market sizing, segmentation, and forecasts for conferencing/collaboration services in EMEA. The conferencing segments covered are: audio conferencing services, hosted web conferencing services, hosted video conferencing services, and managed video conferencing services. Country/sub-region breakouts are provide...

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