According to Wainhouse Research, the Unified Communication (UC) market will grow to $30B by 2013. Their research suggests that UC products will experience negative CAG while the UC services side will see significant growth.Team workspaces and on-premises Web conferencing servers are expected to see double digit growth. Video providers are predicted to see a 17% growth over the forecast period.
the premises-based UC solutions market, we expect to see declining
revenues for PBXs, audio bridges, and unified messaging solutions;
however, these will be offset by increasing revenues in presence/IM
servers, Web conferencing servers, team workspaces, and video endpoints
and infrastructure," said Brent Kelly, Senior Analyst & Partner at
Wainhouse Research. "In addition, we are seeing significant interest
and now some large deployments in the UC services market, and we expect
managed/hosted UC services to grow tremendously."
Wainhouse Research provides insight and intelligence into the global markets for audio, web (data), and video conferencing, real-time Unified Communications, enterprise streaming and webcasting, distance education and enterprise social networking. The company publishes public and private studies, speaks at industry events and private company events, and provides strategic consulting to both industry vendors and end user organizations. Wainhouse Research conferences in the US and Europe provide a forum for the industry to discuss critical issues for industry growth.