Analysis of the Asia-Pacific UC-as-a-Service Market
The Asia-Pacific (APAC) unified communication as a service (UCaaS) market is recovering, as a result of improving economic conditions and growing customer awareness of the benefits of hosted and cloud communications. However, it remains highly fragmented, with most participants holding less than % market share.
Despite increasing demand, service providers are struggling to maintain healthy growth in the market that is still dominated by premises-based telephony and unified communication (UC) platforms, and the own-and-control mentality of in-house information technology (IT) and telecom staff.
Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong are the leading APAC countries in terms of the extent of services offered and customer adoption. Developing countries such as China and India are also rapidly following suit.
Hosted telephony is the most established segment, with a revenue contribution of % in 2013. One of its key challenges is offering unique customer value.
While service providers tend to bundle a broad set of capabilities in the UC space, most offerings are similar in terms of both, capabilities and pricing.
About this report
This research service analyzes the Asia-Pacific unified communication-as-a-service market for 2013. It examines the drivers and restraints for growth, pricing, and technology trends. Hosted/cloud services and managed services in telephony, UC, collaboration, and contact center solutions are covered. The study also forecasts the market revenue for the next 7 years. Key market participants and their respective market shares have been analyzed. Besides, detailed analyses by region are provided for ANZ, ASEAN, Greater China, Japan, and South Korea.
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