Frost.com - Unified Communications Research http://www.frost.com/c/10443/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10443/home.do - Unified Communications Research Frost & Sullivan Global Audio Conferencing Endpoints Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1A4-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1A4-01-00-00-00 Tight IT budgets, coupled with challenging economic environments in different world regions, deter demand for audio conferencing endpoints. In 2016, the global tabletop audio conferencing endpoints market declined by 1.6 percent in terms of revenue owing to the decrease in TDM and VoIP connectivity endpoints sales. The USB market continued to grow owing to increased customer demand and vendor support. The overall tabletop market is expected to pick up gradually and grow at a 2016-2021 CAGR of 11.2 percent in terms of unit shipment and 8.0 percent in terms of revenue. The installed audio conferencing endpoint market likewise declined by 16.3 per cent in terms of revenue and 7.3 per cent in terms of volume owing to reduction in demand for high-end installed audio conferencing systems. This market is expected to revive gradually and grow at a 2016-2021 CAGR of 3.5 percent, driven by low-end audio conferencing systems. Tighter economic conditions have led to the evolution of huddle rooms and flexible meeting spaces. The beginning of the huddle room era is driving audio conferencing endpoint vendors to cater to huddle room requirements. Personal USB, Group USB and VoIP endpoints are evolving to accommodate the emerging needs in enterprises. This technological innovation also plays a great role in influencing customer preferences and pulling them through the decision making process. Today, businesses typically expect greater audio conferencing endpoint functionality at low price points. With the proliferation of video, incorporating video in the collaboration bundle seems to be a logical extension route for audio conferencing endpoint vendors. Convergence of video with audio endpoints to develop a low-cost bundle presents a significant growth opportunity for all vendors in this space. In addition, all-in-one (AIO) installed audio video integrated devices will invoke new opportunities in the installed conferencing space. This research service attempts to identify key growth opportunities and explains how market participants should action to capitalize on the opportunities available in the Tabletop (TDM, VoIP and USB endpoints) market and Installed audio conferencing endpoints market. This research service captures the market opportunity for the period 2016-2021 for each of the sub-segments listed above. Key questions this study will answer: 1) Addressable market opportunity for 1) tabletop - TDM, VoIP, USB and Installed audio conferencing endpoints 2) Market leaders in tabletop and installed conferencing endpoint markets 3) Growth/Spending patterns of enterprises across NA, EMEA, APAC and Latin America 4) Drivers and Restraints impacting the conferencing services market 5) Growth Opportunities existing in tabletop and installed audio conferencing space Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:30:42 +0100 EMEA Conferencing Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCE3-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCE3-01-00-00-00 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 provided for the UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Nordics, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe and Middle east and Africa. The study also provides market shares for the leading conferencing service providers (CSPs) in EMEA. This study is a part of Frost & Sullivan's broader coverage of unified communications and collaboration solutions. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:26:42 +0100 Asia-Pacific Video Conferencing Endpoints and Infrastructure Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P97A-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P97A-01-00-00-00 The Asia-Pacific enterprise video conferencing market is witnessing increasing demand, driven by a focus on simplification and lower prices. End users are seeking an enhanced meeting experience, which is also driving the innovation of video collaboration products. The study sheds light on the competitive dynamic and provides market share analysis. Market trends indicate rising customer awareness, which will ensure reliability and quality within the overall framework of technology upgrades. The forecast period is from 2017 to 2023, and the base year is 2016. Sub-regions discussed in the study are Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), ASEAN, Greater China, India, Japan, and South Korea. Key market participants include, but are not limited to, Huawei, Cisco, Polycom, Sony, ZTE, Kedacom, Avaya, and Lifesize. In 2016, the total market revenue increased by 3.4% on a yearly basis, and was valued at $815.6 million. Immersive telepresence and single-codec systems witnessed positive growth. However, executive desktop system and video infrastructure segments recorded a revenue decline as compared to the previous year. The report highlights the drivers and restraints in the total Asia-Pacific video conferencing endpoints and infrastructure market. Key market drivers include improved features and user experience, extension of video connections to more users, a growing number of huddle rooms along with a vastly improved user experience, lower pricing (creating growth opportunities), software-centric and cloud-based services (boosting the usage and further demand for room systems), and rising ROI of video collaboration solutions (facilitating the adoption of VC for external communications). Key market restraints include stronger emergence of freemium and lower-priced alternatives (impacting revenue potential), global and regional economic challenges (inhibiting market adoption), and saturation in mature markets such as ANZ, China, and Japan (slowing down adoption). The average selling price (ASP) per codec had a prospective decline despite improvements in the features and function of endpoints. Price erosion by competition, promotional offers for UC bundled solutions, and emerging lower-priced huddle room systems are expected to further drive down the average selling price. Despite rapid user adoption, revenue growth will be under pressure due to precipitously declining prices. As the price for HD codec is expected to decrease by 2 5% per annum during the forecast period, with the emergence of huddle room systems, market opportunities from SMBs and mid-sized companies are anticipated to increase gradually in terms of new customer acquisitions. Growth opportunities such as video collaboration vision, huddle rooms, flexible meeting spaces, and SMB markets are considered as strategic imperatives for video conferencing providers during the forecast period. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:52:09 +0100