Global Telecoms - Industry Transformation with M2M, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Wi-Fi and New Spectrum

 Published On: Jul, 2013 |    No of Pages: 139 |  Published By: Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd | Format: PDF
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This annual report offers a wealth of information on the global telecoms sector and is a key resource of insights, statistics, examples and trends. It provides important insights into the wider telecoms industry and the key trends which will play an important role in the future. This unique report also includes the key global statistics for the core sectors which make up this diverse industry, including broadband, mobile broadband, Internet use, mobile communications and overall telecoms revenue, CAPEX and leading players. The report explores some of the hot topics for the industry in 2013 and beyond, including the key role of Wi-Fi, the changing landscape for data centres, Cloud Computing developments, M2M and Big Data trends and the issues surrounding Spectrum and White Spaces.

Subjects covered include:

Key global telecoms industry statistics;
Ranking of the top 80 parent carriers worldwide;
Insights into the opportunities and challenges facing the telcos;
The important role of Wi-Fi going forward;
Insights into the cloud computing revolution;
Insights into machine-to-machine (M2M) developments;
The rise and impact of Big Data;
The changing landscape for data centres;
The issues surrounding spectrum and white spaces.

Exciting developments for increasingly vital telecoms industry

There is no doubt that the next ten years will bring further exiting developments to the increasingly vital telecommunications industry. The foundations for change are already well in motion and the continuing deployment of high-speed broadband and 4G technology will provide the infrastructure to ignite the new innovations and revolutions of the future.

There are a number of key trends which have emerged in recent years and will be real-game changers. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) also referred to as ‘Internet of Things’; is one such trend and it will transform every single sector of society and the economy. It will be out of this environment that new businesses – and indeed new industries – will be born.

The large amounts of data generated by M2M developments as well as the increase in user generated communications via social networks and the like will also contribute to towards Big Data progress. Organisations are beginning to recognise the importance of storing and processing the growing amount of data they retain and also mining this data for commercial benefit. In turn, this is leading to a growth in data centres, due to the increasing data storage demands and pressure on companies to appear environmentally pro-active by consolidating and outsourcing their data management requirements.

Cloud computing deployment and development is gaining momentum around the world as the true potential of this technology reveals itself. It has become one of the fastest growing areas for the IT sector and cloud computing solutions are being adopted by enterprises; government and consumers alike. BuddeComm’s general opinion in regards to Cloud Computing is that we acknowledge the enormous economic advantages that cloud computing has to offer - but at the same time recognise that there is a risk of losing control over data and IT systems.

In 2013 it is increasingly clear that Wi-Fi will play a key role in the telecoms environment of the future. The use of Wi-Fi hotspots continues to rise due to increasing popularity from smart phone and mobile device users. The status of Wi-Fi technology is continuing to improve; creating a whole new range of opportunities in the Wi-Fi market. Smartphone users want faster, more ubiquitous and reliable connectivity, while operators are looking to squeeze every last bit of capacity out of their cellular networks. As a result, smarter Wi-Fi is needed so that it can take on a more strategic role as part of the overall mobile network infrastructure. Ultimately users simply want the fastest and most reliable wireless connection they can get.

More spectrum is required too if we want to make the most of all the new opportunities that mobile and wireless broadband technology have to offer our society and our economy. With the voice market saturated, the telcos attention is focused on mobile broadband which requires additional spectrum. Governments around the world are beginning to view the sale of spectrum as a viable revenue raising opportunity in a fragile economy. In 2013 there is increased interest in the re-use of white spaces. It is important to remember that spectrum is nothing more than infrastructure and, as we have seen in the fixed network, if infrastructure becomes monopolised some serious issues arise regarding the use of it.

Global Telecoms – Industry Transformation with M2M, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Wi-Fi and New Spectrum, provides important insights into the wider telecoms industry and the key trends which will play an important role in the future. This unique report also includes the key global statistics for the core sectors which make up this diverse industry, including broadband, mobile broadband, Internet use, mobile communications and overall telecoms revenue; CAPEX and leading players. The report then explores some of the hot topics for the industry in 2013 and beyond, including the key role of WiFi, the changing landscape for data centres, Cloud Computing developments, M2M and Big Data trends and the issues surrounding Spectrum and White Spaces.

Examples of key insights:

  • The global telecoms market as a whole now boasts some impressive figures.
  • Fixed Internet users continue to grow with around 2.7 billion.
  • There are around 1.6 billion mobile broadband subscribers worldwide today, far more than the number of fixed broadband subscribers. Asia has the most mobile broadband connections.
  • The global market share of consumers using smart phones sits at around 18-19%, the equivalent of around 1.3 billion users.
  • Carriers are looking towards a future of mobile broadband services which will require increased capacity and LTE deployment – and spectrum allocation is the key to positioning in these new markets.
  • Spectrum management needs to include the role that Wi-Fi and other unlicensed technologies will have to play, as well as the role of optical fibre networks for the core and backhaul from the towers in the overall plan.
  • Cloud computing was one of the key developments to emerge in the last couple of years. However cloud security and privacy are ongoing issues which require scrutiny and there are growing concerns about data “ownership”. If these concerns can be overcome, along with the right standardisations and infrastructure put in place - then we will really see this industry thrive.
  • The reason M2M will be so important is that it is needed to more effectively address the many societal and economic problems that people are facing – the environment, energy supply, traffic and people movement, healthcare and so on.
  • In 2013 there is a growing awareness of the ongoing maintenance and energy costs to operate data centres.

1. Global Telecoms - A Transforming and Challenging Sector
1.1 Opportunities and Challenges for the Telcos
1.1.1 From benign to hard-line monopoly
1.1.2 Telco model of the future will be based on OTT
1.1.3 The end of the line for PSTN and HFC networks
1.1.4 Telecoms market is transforming but the telcos are not
1.1.5 Next on the chopping block – the infrastructure
1.1.6 So what is next for the telcos?
1.1.7 Conclusion
1.2 Key Drivers and Challenges for Mobile Sector
1.2.1 Mobile led by consumer demand
1.2.2 Mobile infrastructure becomes a fibre feed-in
1.2.3 Industry consolidation is a must
1.2.4 The future of the smartphone market
1.2.5 Mobile broadband: killer app for FttH
1.2.6 Mobile market - infrastructure running out of steam
1.2.7 Case study: Europe
1.2.8 Brief case study: Africa
1.2.9 Conclusion
2. Global Telecoms - Big Picture Statistics
2.1 Key Global Telecoms Statistics
2.1.1 Key trends for telcos
2.1.2 Next on the chopping block – the infrastructure
2.1.3 The benefits of telecommunications are now OTT
2.1.4 Global Internet users
2.1.5 Broadband subscribers, penetration and access technologies
2.1.6 Global mobile subscriptions
2.1.7 Wireless/mobile broadband
2.1.8 Global telecommunications expenditure and revenue
2.1.9 Global telecoms traffic
2.1.10 Satellite services
2.1.11 Conclusions
2.2 Top 80 Parent Carriers Worldwide
2.2.1 Global top 13 mobile parent carriers by subscribers
2.2.2 Global major 11 fixed-line carriers by subscribers
2.2.3 Major 80 parent carriers worldwide by revenue and subscribers
3. Hot Topics for Telecoms in 2013 and Beyond
3.1 Spotlight on Hot Topics for Telecoms
3.1.1 High level telecoms issues
3.1.2 The industry at a glance
3.1.3 Key trends in 2013
3.1.4 Fixed broadband services
3.2 WiFi has Key Role in Telecoms
3.2.1 WiFi starts playing a key role in telecoms
3.2.2 WiFi business models
3.2.3 Venue Wifi
3.2.4 Global WiFi market summary
3.2.5 Leading WiFi markets around the world
3.2.6 Industry developments
3.2.7 Other short-range technologies
3.3 The Cloud Computing Revolution
3.3.1 Cloud computing for government
3.3.2 Cloud computing for enterprise
3.3.3 The complexities of cloud computing
3.3.4 Unified Communications (UC) and the cloud
3.3.5 Cloud computing market statistics
3.3.6 Other recent trends
3.3.7 Case study: Cloud Computing in China
3.3.8 Conclusion
3.4 M2M and Big Data
3.4.1 ‘Things’
3.4.2 Telcos and the science of Big Data
3.4.3 From SCaDa to IoT
3.4.4 Sensors
3.4.5 Sensor applications for a smarter world
3.4.6 RFID
3.4.7 Change in services driven by sensing and monitoring information
3.4.8 Who will dominate the IoT market?
3.4.9 Building smart communities and smart countries
3.4.10 Stage one – infrastructure
3.4.11 Stage two – trans-sector policies
3.4.12 Stage three – the business game-changer
3.4.13 Application examples
3.4.14 Staggering IoT predictions
3.5 The Changing Landscape of Data Centres
3.5.1 market analysis
3.5.2 Key global data centre trends and statistics
3.5.3 Glimpses of the future
3.6 Spectrum and White Spaces
3.6.1 Pent up demand for spectrum
3.6.2 White spaces overview
3.6.3 Examples of white space developments
3.6.4 Spectrum – important to the development of mobile broadband as a utility
3.6.5 A comprehensive infrastructure plan is essential
Table 1 – Visitors to top web properties worldwide – 2013
Table 2 – Global smart phone operating system market share – 2010; 2011; 2012
Table 3 - Bharti Airtel mobile ARPU – 2004 - 2005; 2007 - 2012
Table 4 – Global mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX) – 2010 - 2013
Table 5 – Number of public WiFi hotspots worldwide – 2010 - 2016
Table 6 – Global - telecom statistics at a glance – 2013
Table 7 – Global - internet users and annual change – 2009 - 2013
Table 8 – Regional - share of broadband subscribers – Q1 2011
Table 9 – Global - fixed broadband subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2013
Table 10 – Top ten broadband countries by subscribers – Q2 2012
Table 11 – Regional - share of broadband household penetration – Q 2012
Table 12 – Global - broadband market share by access technology – 2008; Mid 2010; Mid 2012
Table 13 – Global - mobile subscriptions and annual change – 2000 - 2013
Table 14 – Regional - mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2012
Table 15 – Global – mobile broadband market share by technology – Q1 2013
Table 16 – Regional – mobile broadband connections – Q1 2013
Table 17 – Top ten OECD countries by wireless broadband subscriptions – 2011; mid 2012
Table 18 – Global - telecoms capital expenditure (CAPEX) – 2008 - 2013
Table 19 – Global - mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX) – 2010 - 2013
Table 20 – Global - telecoms expenditure as a percentage of GDP – 1990; 2006; 2009; 2012
Table 21 – Global - telecoms services revenue – 2008 - 2012
Table 22 – Global - monthly mobile data traffic – 2000; 2011; 2012
Table 23 – Regional - mobile data traffic growth – CAGR 2012 - 2017
Table 24 – Global - satellite industry revenue – 2008 - 2011
Table 25 – Global - satellite services revenue – 2003 - 2011
Table 26 – Global - mobile satellite devices – 2008; 2010; 2018
Table 27 – Global top 13 mobile parent carriers by subscribers – 2012
Table 28 – Major 11 fixed-line parent carriers by subscribers - 2012
Table 29 – Major 80 parent telecoms companies worldwide - 2012
Table 30 – Worldwide social network advertising spending – 2008 – 2016
Table 31 – Worldwide smart phone mobile device sales by quarter – Q2 2009 – Q2 2012
Table 32 – Number of public WiFi hotspots – top 10 countries worldwide – Early 2011; Early 2013
Table 33 – Global mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX) – 2010 - 2013
Table 34 – Installed base of Bluetooth devices worldwide – 2005; 2007; 2010; 2013
Table 35 - Worldwide Platform as a Service (PaaS) revenue – 2011 - 2013
Table 36 – Worldwide connected devices
Table 37 – Global investment in green data centres – 2012 - 2015
Chart 1 – Global - internet users – 2009 - 2013
Chart 2 – Global - fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 – 2013
Chart 3 – Global - mobile subscriptions – 2000 - 2013
Chart 4 – Global top 13 mobile carriers by subscribers - 2012
Chart 5 – Major 11 fixed-line carriers by subscribers - 2012
Chart 6 –Worldwide market share of M2M connections – 2011; 2020
Exhibit 1 – Apple iPhone and Apple iTunes
Exhibit 2 – Telstra leading the global telco move towards the OTT model
Exhibit 3 – Digital economy – key developments
Exhibit 4 - Major shareholders in Bharti Airtel – April 2012
Exhibit 5 – US mobile data growth emphasising the need for non-spectrum solutions
Exhibit 6 – Status of UMTS900 commercial network (3G) in Europe – 2012
Exhibit 7 – UMTS900 commercial network operators (3G) in Europe – 2012
Exhibit 8 – Major global fixed satellite service operators
Exhibit 9 – Wi-Fi Direct
Exhibit 10 – Case Study – Shopping Centres
Exhibit 11 – Case Study – Airline Lounges
Exhibit 12 – Bluetooth SIG
Exhibit 13 – Definition: Cloud computing
Exhibit 14 – Examples of key cloud models
Exhibit 15 – Examples of government cloud projects
Exhibit 16 – Cloud principles
Exhibit 17 – Examples of enterprise cloud projects
Exhibit 18 – IBM SmartCloud
Exhibit 19 – Item-level RFID use
Exhibit 20 – RFID spectrum frequencies and application examples
Exhibit 21 – Cows and the IoT
Exhibit 22 – Smart shopping
Exhibit 23 – Lifetime customer relationships
Exhibit 24 – Many Eyes – e-science web site example
Exhibit 25 – GigaPort3
Exhibit 26 – Real-time processing
Exhibit 27 – Examples of large data centres around the world
Exhibit 28 – Virtualisation
Exhibit 29 – Summary of key global trends for data centres
Exhibit 30 – Google Data Centres
Exhibit 31 – Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Exhibit 32 – White Spaces


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