Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, “Growth Opportunities in the Global Professional Headset Market, Forecast to 2026,” predicts that the professional headset market will experience a high level of growth due to the increased popularity of cloud meeting services and remote working practices.
The research company points out that in 2020 in particular, the demand for professional PC USB and UCC headsets has surged to unprecedented levels to enhance software communications experiences.
“The year 2020 will be marked by unprecedented growth of professional headsets due to the COVID-19 pandemic and work-from-home [WFH] requirements,” says Alaa Saayed, director, information & communication technologies at Frost & Sullivan.
“While professional headset vendors have been challenged by supply-chain disruptions during the first half of 2020, Frost & Sullivan expects vendors to successfully cope with backlog issues during the second half of the year.”
According to the company, the global professional headset market is expected to reach $2.94 billion by 2026 from $1.41 billion in 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.1%.
Similarly, the market is likely to ship 65.7 million units over the forecast period from 22.9 million in 2019 at an impressive CAGR of 16.3%.
Some other points of interest to come from Frost & Sullivan’s research from a manufacturing perspective include:
- The research company recommends partnering with leading and up-and-coming manufacturers in the UCC (unified communications) market
- Manufacturers should bundle headsets with other audio and video companies
- Frost & Sullivan recommends that headset manufacturers should focus on the specific needs of specific vertical markets to offer joint Device-as-a-service (DaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) package deals to business customers
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