Cloud Telephony Services Market

Cloud Telephony Services Market Analysis by Deployment (Hosted, Cloud), by Network (Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTNs), Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VOIP) Service Network), by Enterprise Size, by Application, by Industry, by Region - Global Forecast 2022-2032

Analysis of Cloud Telephony Services market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Cloud Telephony Services Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global cloud telephony services market reached US$ 17.7 Billion in valuation as of FY 2021. The market is projected to document a year-over-year expansion of nearly 17% to be valued at US$ 20.7 Billion in 2022. Across the 2022–2032 forecast period, the market is scheduled to embark on a positive trajectory, registering a CAGR of 9.5% to reach US$ 51.5 Billion.

Report Attributes


Anticipated Base Year Value (2021)

US$ 17.7 Billion

Expected Market Value (2022)

US$ US$ 20.7 Billion

Projected Forecast Value (2032)

US$ 51.5 Billion

Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)

9.5% CAGR

Expected Market Value of the U.S Market (2032)

US$ 12 Billion

Anticipated Growth Rate of Germany (2022-2032)

10.7% CAGR

Major Cloud Telephony Service Providers

  • 8x8 Inc.
  • BroadSoft Inc.
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Dialpad
  • Exotel Techcom Pvt. Ltd.
  • Knowlarity Communications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Go2Market India Pvt. Ltd
  • LeadNXT
  • MegaPath (Fusion Connect)
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Mitel Networks Corporation
  • Natterbox Ltd.
  • NetFortris
  • Nextiva
  • NovaCloud (Pty) Ltd.
  • NTT Communications
  • PortaOne
  • Redcentric Plc.
  • RingCentral Inc.
  • Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel)
  • Solutions Infini (Kaleyra)
  • Telviva
  • Tripudio Telecom Ltd.
  • VoIPStudio
  • Vonage Inc.
  • Vox Telecom

Overall, the market for cloud telephony services is slated to yield absolute dollar growth worth US$ 30.8 Billion throughout the forthcoming decade. By deployment, cloud-based telephony services remain dominant, documenting a value CAGR worth 11% from 2016 to 2021, while in terms of network, demand for voice-over-internet protocol cloud telephony services continues to reign supreme, with a historical CAGR of 15.6% (2016–2021).

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2016-2021 Revenue Analysis of Cloud Telephony Services vs. Future Outlook 2022-2032

As industries look to migrate towards more efficient telephone operation services, prospects for cloud-based telephony are acquiring a concrete shape. The rapid transition from conventional phone lines to IP-enabled telephony services is a key contributing factor to market growth. As per Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market for cloud telephony services flourished at an impressive 10.6% value CAGR from 2016 to 2021.

In this digital age, a culture prevails wherein everything is available on demand. Factoring in this trend, businesses globally are looking towards leveraging cost-effective communication solutions that simultaneously ensure enterprise mobility. Hence, reliance on voice-over-internet protocols (VoIP) has become underscored like never before. It has been reported that VoIP technology may help reduce phone bills and teleconferencing costs by up to 30%. Furthermore, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevalence of remote working cultures has sustained cloud telephony service demand.

As the world gradually reverts to normal, more businesses are reliant on VoIP technology to widen profit margins and broaden revenue scope. This factor is expected to majorly fuel market demand for cloud telephony services in the forthcoming decade. In addition, the adoption of 5G connectivity across multiple end-use industries will further fuel market demand. From 2022-2032, the industry is poised to grow 2.5x.

Trends in Cloud telephony

  • The post-pandemic work environment has shifted to work-from-home and hybrid modes. These modes’ needs often shift among platforms, and disconnection among systems is the prime reason for inefficiency. Companies are using cloud platforms to distance themselves from these inefficiencies and streamline daily communication. Microsoft Team is a popular cloud-based solution used for inter-organization communication and workflow management. 

  • Voice over Internet Protocol: The VoIP market is anticipated to grow unstoppably in the forecast period owing to its mainstay in digital technologies that are transforming businesses. Over the last decade (2010–2020), business places have been integrated, and collaborative solutions have developed enormously. With voice-over-internet protocol, businesses can have cost-effective communication accommodating phone, voice and video, and conference calls. The VoIP market is expected to grow and surpass the value of USD 55 Billion by the end of 2025.

  • 5G connectivity to foster ease in cloud telephony With the adoption of 5G, data transfers will be faster than ever before. The development of unified communication solutions such as Skype bots enables video calls across different locations and even after work hours. The global 5G technology market is estimated to reach a valuation of USD 667.79 Billion by the end of 2030.

Prominent Growth Drivers Influencing Cloud Telephony Services Deployment

Increasing Proliferation of MSMEs and Other Micro Level Business to Upscale Growth

As micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) acquire centerstage across multiple industries, business leaders are advocating technological advancements commensurate with growing operational requirements. The introduction of cloud telephony has rendered this possible, which is likely to be a key factor in fueling popularity of this technology in the global landscape. With cloud telephony, adding a user to a cloud phone system is only a click away.

Deploying on-premise phone system proves highly expensive, given that there is a requirement of a private branch exchange (PBX). While most of these networks are scalable, there are enterprises that have to incur additional expenditure to ensure their operational continuity. Hence, business might end up paying for 12 users, while in actual circumstances, they may require services for only 9 or 10 users.

The scalability advantage that cloud telephony offers is particularly useful for today’s hybrid work models. Cloud systems have immediate built-in business continuity and aren’t affected by localized problems, including power cuts or natural disasters. This also helps businesses switch agents to work from anywhere (WFA) when needed and even if something happens near one data center, there are redundancies and backup power generators, making the communication systems disaster-proof.

Macro-level Collaborations between Various Service Providers to Augment Popularity

The global cloud telephony services landscape is being increasingly characterized by the emergence of new market entrants, as well as a high number of macro and micro-level collaborations with existing vendors. Given the highly dynamic nature of this industry, service providers are finding it highly beneficial, both economically and in terms of customer outreach, to partner with telephone service providers.

Recently, in February 2022, conversational engagement firm Gupshup announced a collaboration agreement with contact verification firm Truecaller to establish advanced business identity solutions for enterprises. The objective of this exercise is to enable a secure voice communication ecosystem for brands to better engage with consumers and improve overall calling experience across India.

On a similar note, prominent cloud communications provider Nextiva’s partnership with Five9 gained further momentum in the same month, as it announced strong customer demand for its integrated contact center offering, enabling the prevalence of a unified communications and contact center solutions framework. This robust platform permits better engagement with customers through proper team conversations.

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Factors likely to Impede Market Growth of Cloud Telephony Services

Security Concerns associated with VoIPs may prove to be a major Hindrance

Given the extensive reliance on the internet, cloud telephony is highly susceptible to malicious entities looking to hack databases for their vested interests. This security vulnerability is especially prevalent in the case of VoIPs. VoIP calls are extremely prone to being eavesdropped by undesired or undisclosed third parties. Hence, enterprises need to establish multiple security and firewall layers, as well as protect calls with passwords and encryptions.

Moreover, VoIP phones are not connected to static telephone networks, or any other physical infrastructure. This feature isolates it from the emergency services provided by the government or the community. Furthermore, since it doesn’t have a physical address, emergency agencies cannot ascertain one’s location. Moreover, the threat of constant power failures and technical glitches may further impede adoption of cloud telephony services.

Cloud Telephony Services Market forecast analysis by Fact.MR

Comparative View of Adjacent Cloud Telephony Services Markets

Cloud Telephony Services Market :


Cloud Telephony Services Market

CAGR (2022-2032)


Market Value (2032)

US$ 51.5 Billion

Growth Factor

Increased proliferation of MSMEs and other micro-level enterprises elevating the need for streamlined calling services.


Prominent macro level collaborations between major service providers will significantly widen customer outreach in forthcoming years.

Clientless Remote Support Software Market :


Clientless Remote Support Software Market

CAGR (2022-2032)


Market Value (2032)

US$ 6.7 Billion

Growth Factor

Rising need for detecting malware and cyber-attack threats to heighten prospects for clientless remote support software across enterprises.


Service providers are expected to find lucrative expansion opportunities in China and India, attributed to a high degree of IoT adoption across key verticals.

Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) Market :


Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) Market

CAGR (2022-2032)


Market Value (2032)

US$ 125 Billion

Growth Factor

Increasing dependence on cloud-based unified communications and the transition from legacy systems are promoting the acceptance of hosted VoIP services.


VoIP services have gained market traction amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as a majority of the industries have switched to remote working. The telecom sector especially VoIP has outdone the global economy with an upsurge in demand for cloud-based phone services worldwide.

Country-wise Analysis

How will the Cloud Telephony Services Industry Grow in the U.S?

Extensive Presence of the IT & Telecom Industry to Heighten Adoption Prospects

As per Fact.MR’s study, cloud telephony services are expected to flourish at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2022–2032 throughout the U.S. The market is slated to reach US$ 12 Billion by the end of the said period of assessment. Furthermore, an absolute dollar growth opportunity worth US$ 6.9 Billion is expected to prevail during the said period. The growth of the U.S. market is majorly credited to the ever-growing scope of the domestic IT & telecom industry.

Extensive penetration of 5G technology, extensive reliance on cloud telephonic services and deployment of internet-enabled calling services are all leading telecom operators to adopt cloud telephony services across the country. According to the GSM Association, mobile technologies and services generated 4.2% of GDP in North America in 2018, constituting US$ 937 Billion of economic value added. Also, nearly a quarter of internet connections would be 5G by 2022-end.

The IT & telecom industry is striving to retain its customer base by deploying advanced customer relationship management services. With the primary objective of catering to customer requirements, businesses are incorporating CRM platforms with in-built cloud telephony, which also offers the added benefit of reducing business costs.

How Will Germany Provide Growth Opportunities for Cloud Telephony Service Providers?

High Scope for Innovation across Key Industries to Widen Adoption

According to the World Economic Forum, Germany occupies the driver’s seat when it comes to innovation, attributed to the rate at which it has incorporated technology in its multiple industries. As per the organization’s Global Competitiveness Report 2018, Germany emerged as the world’s most innovative economy, registering a score of 87.5 out of 100 in the innovation capability pillar.

These innovations are also being reflected in the country’s telecommunications sector. The European Information Technology Observatory noted that in 2019, revenue from IT products and services, telecommunications revenues in Germany increased by 2% to EUR 597.7 Billion. Companies with their own infrastructure benefited the most from this market growth, along with resellers and regional providers.

This heightened revenue share has been contributed by extensive adoption of telemarketing business models, especially by B2B players. Companies such as Telefónica Deutschland are actively providing advanced VoIP based cloud telephony services, aimed at offering customers a fully IP-based telephony service. As per Fact.MR’s estimates, a CAGR of 10.7% is projected for the cloud telephony service industry in Germany until 2032, reaching US$ 4.7 Billion.

Country-wise Forecast CAGRs for the Cloud Telephony Services Industry


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Category-wise Insights

Why VoIP-based Cloud Telephony is highly preferred?

Reduced Costs, Increased Scalability and Multitasking are Key Benefits

According to Fact.MR’s projections, voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) based cloud telephony solutions are expected to be most widely deployed and to flourish at a value CAGR of 14.3% throughout the 2022–2032 forecast period. High demand for providing a seamless calling experience is likely to augment market growth.

VoIP significantly reduce business costs, with many enterprises reporting that their call rates dropped from as high as US$ 50 to around US$ 20 per line. A VoIP service also enables businesses to cut other ongoing expenses such as taxes, repair and maintenance fees. A VoIP solution does away with having to purchase expensive hardware or dedicated line as you grow. Along with traditional phone calls, VoIP allows for sending documents, images, and videos all while simultaneously engaging in a conversation.

By Deployment, Which Category of Cloud Telephony Services will Remain Dominant?

Cloud Telephony Services to be the Primary Mode of Deployment

By deployment, the cloud segment is expected to post maximum gains, expected to grow at a 9.1% value CAGR across the 2022-2032 period of assessment. From start-ups to established industry leaders, effective communication is the growth engine for any business venture. Without this, they would be devoid of any progress.

As a result, both large and small businesses are investing their resources in procuring cloud-based telephony service models. Transitioning to cloud based telephony ushers in a high degree of flexibility in operations, with companies not required to install static, designated landline desk phones. Moreover, this has also facilitated remote working across major industries.

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Cloud Telephony Services Market- Competitive Landscape

Prominent cloud telephony service providers are continuously innovating their service offerings, often collaborating with leading telecommunications or cloud based software providers. Besides, introducing new software, as well as taking over small to medium-scale vendors are some other strategies relied upon by key players. Some notable developments are listed below:

  • In March 2022, cloud communication platform provider Dialpad partnered with MIA Distribution, an Australian unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) provider. Through this initiative, Dialpad hopes to make its cloud telephony services, most notably its TrueCaaS solution, throughout Australia. Dialpad also partnered with Google to list its UC-CC solution on the Google Cloud Marketplace
  • Likewise, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) introduced Paragon, a revolutionary platform enabling enterprises to tap into SingTel’s 5G network to activate network slices on demand and deploy mission-critical applications on SingTel MEC in February 2022. Additionally, the solution provides access to robust ecosystems of partner applications, offering unparalleled control and choice
  • In June 2020, 8x8 Inc. introduced an enterprise-grade cloud telephony solution for Microsoft Teams environments, allowing organizations to scale and deliver work-from-anywhere communications. The solution delivers enterprise-class and easy-to-administer global voice solutions for IT leaders, while retaining the Microsoft Teams experience for users

Key Segments Covered in the Cloud Telephony Services Industry Analysis

  • By Deployment

    • Hosted Cloud Telephony Services
    • Cloud Telephony Services
  • By Enterprise Size

    • Cloud Telephony Services for SMEs
    • Cloud Telephony Services for Large Enterprises
  • By Network

    • Cloud Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTNs)
    • Cloud Telephony Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VOIP) Service Network
  • Cloud Telephony Services by Application

    • Cloud Telephony Services for Conferencing
    • Cloud Telephony Services for Multi-level IVR
    • Cloud Telephony Services for Sales & Marketing
    • Cloud Telephony Services for Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
    • Cloud Telephony Services for Other Applications
  • By Industry

    • Cloud Telephony Services in BFSI
    • Cloud Telephony Services in Education
    • Cloud Telephony Services in Government
    • Cloud Telephony Services in Healthcare
    • Cloud Telephony Services in Media & Entertainment
    • Cloud Telephony Services in Retail
    • Cloud Telephony Services in Telecom & IT
    • Cloud Telephony Services in Other Industries
  • By Region

    • North America
    • Europe
    • Resto of the World

- FAQs -

What was the market worth for cloud telephony services in 2021?

As of 2021, the cloud telephony services market was worth US$ 17.7 Billion

At what value is the cloud telephony services industry likely to close by 2022?

Fact.MR foresees cloud telephony services demand to reach US$ 20.7 Billion in 2022

What was the documented value CAGR for the market from 2016 to 2021?

From 2016-2021, the cloud telephony services market surged at a 10.6% CAGR

At what percentage will the market for cloud telephony services rise until 2032?

From 2022-2032, Fact.MR expects cloud telephony services revenue to flourish at a 9.5% CAGR

What is the expected market value for cloud telephony services in 2032?

In 2032, cloud telephony services market worth is poised to reach US$ 51.5 Billion

How do growth prospects for cloud telephony services appear in the U.S?

The U.S cloud telephony services market is poised to reach US$ 12 Billion by 2032

Will Germany emerge as an opportunistic market for cloud telephony services?

Germany is expected to register maximum growth, documenting a 10.7% CAGR through 2032

What are the growth prospects for Canada, Austria and France?

Canada, Austria and France will flourish at a CAGR of 27.5% combined until 2032

By network, which is the most widely deployed cloud telephony service?

Voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) based cloud telephony service is most preferred, expanding at a 14.3% CAGR

Cloud Telephony Services Market