Service Providers, Internet of Things
A roundup of key events in the smart home market in June 2020.
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Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Integrated data and expert insight regionally for service provider consolidation & convergence, 5G strategies, innovation and services outlooks
Assessments of future network regulation, 5G spectrum priority, digital economy regulation and more
Broadband, Bundling & Pricing
Subscription & revenue sizing and pricing trends of the fixed broadband market
World Information Service
Historical market data and five-year forecasts and analysis by region, country and segment for mobile, fixed, TV and video markets
Mobile Backhaul & Microwave
Macrocell and small cell mobile backhaul, mobile fronthaul, microwave and millimeter wave equipment, vendors and operators
Service provider metrics, broadband access infrastructure products, operators and vendors
Optical hardware, data center interconnect packet-optical and optical transport network equipment, data center optics, 100G+ ports
Routing & Switching
Carrier Ethernet switches, IP edge and core routers, virtual routers, Ethernet access, and Ethernet ports
Volume, revenue, forecasts and market trends with quarterly market shares and more
Carrier Network Software
Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization markets
Telecoms Operations & IT
Forecasts across the landscape, with revenues, vendor services revenues, and IT spending
AI, analytics, automation, and blockchain for operational efficiency, security, and monetization
Service Provider Network Economics
Market trends and conditions, including revenue, investment, outsourcing and the global economy
Service Provider VoIP & IMS
Call session control function, home subscriber server, trunk media gateways, session border controllers, media servers, and more
South Africa has made some big advances in 5G lately, with MTN launching its 5G services in the country at the end of June, following Vodacom’s 5G launch in May.
Emerging enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers are increasingly incorporating software-as-a-service (SaaS) as part of their managed service to public and private sector organizations. One such is Tyler Technologies which provides end-to-end IT services to the US public sector.
The biggest challenges for 5G FWA are limited network coverage, technological challenges, and ensuring a consistent and reliable broadband. Telcos will need to further increase 5G FWA speeds to gigabit levels if they are to truly rival fiber.
Service Providers, Enterprise IT
In late April Oracle released the latest version of Billing and Revenue Management (BRM), which includes upgrades including the full containerization of the product, full compatibility with 5G networks, and enhanced charging capabilities for 5G.
IT vendors used to offer enterprises cloud technology and the hire of another contractor for integration and support services. IT Service Contracts Analytics (ITSCA) has seen a rush of deals where companies are offering their own managed cloud with multiple services bundled in it.
As the rise of mobility within businesses has complicated the way that access to internal work resources could be managed and secured, remote access capabilities built on zero-trust security models have been an area of investment and focus for unified endpoint management (UEM) providers over recent years.
Models work—until they break. COVID-19 and its responses break many expectations and forecasts. Assessing how enterprise service providers will fare considering current events is an intensive cross-domain exercise.
The incoming CEO of AT&T recently alluded to the coalescence of the company’s pay TV and SVOD businesses over the coming years, with HBO Max representing the operator’s “scalable distribution element.”
Omdia believes that Orange’s Human Inside resolution is a laudable move, but importantly we think it’s good for business. Other CSPs need to be aware of the growing importance of being a good corporate citizen.
The partnership strategy of China Broadcasting Network (CBN, China’s new entrant and the fourth mobile operator), as well as the distribution of 700MHz spectrum, was finally settled in May. Omdia expects that the new partnership between China Mobile and CBN will drive the development of 5G in China and create good opportunities for vendors, but Omdia also notes some uncertainties.