IDC expects the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market to surge to US$659 million in 2018, at a five-year CAGR of 89% as UCaaS service providers intensify their sales and marketing campaigns.
The Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) Enterprise Applications (EA) software market posted a mediocre growth of 5.1% in 2013, according to IDC. Unlike 2012, when EA market grew 9%, Asian enterprises were more cautious about their investment in 2013.
IDC’s Jim Sailor looks at how Asean’s emerging markets have experienced rapid technological development and have started the migration from traditional ICT ecosystems to the next phase of the ICT revolution – the ‘third platform.’
IDC said it expects the Asia Pacific BYOD (bring your own device) market to continue strong growth in 2014 and into 2015 as consumer smartphone and tablet continue gain market across the region.
Market shares of major Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) vendors in South-East Asia have inched up 5.7% to US$221.2 million in H2 2013 (second half of 2013), compared to H1 2013 (first half of 2013), according to IDC Asia/Pacific's Semiannual Collaborations and Video Tracker report.
IDC projects that the growth rate for voice services revenue in Asia Pacific excluding Japan region will slow down to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5% from 2012 to 2017. However, data connectivity or mobile broadband revenue will grow at a CAGR of 19.3% in that same time period.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Asia/Pacific Semiannual Telecom Services Tracker, the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) fixed broadband market reached a value of US$20.3 billion in the first half of 2013, showing 5.2% half on half growth.
IDC's preliminary results show that the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) PC market declined 8% sequentially and 11% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014 to reach 23.8 million units, coming in marginally lower than IDC's initial forecasts.
In the last week of March, major cloud service providers (CSPs) in Asia dropped their prices for core services dramatically, and IDC believes that this will make it very difficult for smaller players to remain in business if they continue to rely on provision of basic, undifferentiated services.
Research firm IDC Health Insights expects healthcare IT spending in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% till 2018.