Telecom Outsourcing Will Grow 3% Annually Through 2020

It never is easy for any executive to clearly identify a company’s “core competence.” Asked to do so, most people cite a list of “things we think we do well.” That is not core competence. To the extent a firm has such competence, and it is possible many firms do not, it is the singular capability that competitors cannot replicate. It is not “things we think we do well,” if other competitors also can make a credible claim in those areas. As it turns out, many mobile operators find that operating access networks really is not a core competence, or at least adds little value

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Data center providers see SDN, virtualization enabling new security service revenues, says analyst firm

Data center providers are finding that as they implement virtualization and SDN their existing security network infrastructure could be a new source of revenue, says IHS Infonetics.

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Core routers take lead in lackluster Q3 router revenue season

A silver lining in the third quarter router market could be found in the core segment, where revenues climbed 10 percent, according to a new Infonetics IHS report.

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SDN will reduce data center opex for service providers, says analyst firm

Service providers that have either implemented or plan to deploy or evaluate SDN by the end of 2016 say they expect data center operating expenses to decline by the second year of their deployments, according to a new IHS Infonetics study.

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G.fast, VDSL gain market share in broadband CPE market, says research firm

Driven by deployments in China, North America and EMEA, a new report from IHS Infonetics revealed that DOCSIS 3.1 and G.fast will drive momentum to the cable and DSL CPE market segments.

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Cisco remains service providers’ favorite router/switch vendor, says research firm

Cisco continues to be the service providers' top-choice core/edge router and carrier Ethernet switch vendor, according to a new IHS Infonetics report.

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Mobile Operators Completely Fragmented on 5G

Mobile operators interviewed by IHS Infonetics do not generally understand what “5G” entails, for good reason. It doesn’t exist yet. “The 5G debate has started with great fanfare, hype and confusion, but little substance about what it is exactly and what it is not,” said Stéphane Téral, IHS Infonetics research director for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics.

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IHS: NFV on the rise as 35 percent of service providers will deploy it in 2015

Service provider interest in network functions virtualization (NFV) continues to ramp as AT&T, CenturyLink and other large carriers look to virtualize their networks. According to a new IHS Infonetics report that surveyed domestic and global service providers, 35 percent are planning to deploy NFV in 2015.

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IHS: NFV on the rise as 35 percent of service providers will deploy it in 2015

Service provider interest in packet-optical transport deployments wanes, says IHS Infonetics

While service providers are still moving ahead with their packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) plans for this year and next, a new Infonetics survey reveals that interest dropped a bit.

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Service providers’ business VoIP revenue offsets sluggish residential growth, says Infonetics

As residential VoIP services like Vonage and Magic Jack remain sluggish, service providers are finding new revenue opportunities in the business segment, one that Infonetics said helped offset residential declines.

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Ethernet Access Device market growth to be driven by fiber deployments, says Infonetics

The Ethernet Access Device (EAD) market may have declined 3.5 percent to $925 million in 2014 due to ongoing declines in Ethernet over TDM bonded circuits (EoTDM), but Infonetics says that ongoing deployments of fiber to more buildings will help fuel future growth of fiber EADs.

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SIP trunking helped enterprise session border controller market hit $271M in 2014

Businesses' ongoing adoption of SIP trunking continues to be a boom for enterprise session border controller (SBC) vendors, a market segment that saw worldwide revenue rise to $271 million in 2014, says Infonetics in a new report.

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SIP trunking helped enterprise session border controller market hit $271M in 2014

GPON deployments drove broadband equipment spending up in 2014, says Infonetics

Service providers' ongoing moves to upgrade existing copper and build out Greenfield fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services were a key contributor in broadband aggregation revenues, a sector that Infonetics Research said rose 9 percent in 2014 to $8.2 million.

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Infonetics: 40% of services providers to offer 1 Gbps services by 2017

A new Infonetics study revealed that more service providers are taking the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) plunge.

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Infonetics: Ciena, Infinera, Adva benefit from uptick in data center spending

Ciena, Infinera and Adva are diversifying their businesses to include data center providers that are looking for high capacity gear to interconnect their facilities, according to a report from Infonetics Research. 

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Telecom Revenue Growth Slows in Every Region

“Overall, growth in telecom revenue continues to slow in every geographic region,” according to  Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research principal analyst. Europe’s five largest service providers—Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and Vodafone—continue to experience declining revenue, though less pronounced than in the past three years, he noted. Global mobile service revenue barely budged in the first half of 2014, up just 0.5 percent from the same period a year ago, Infonetics says. But mobile data services (text messaging and mobile broadband) rose in every region in the first half, driven by the increasing usage of smartphones. Mobile broadband services grew 26 percent year-over-year, enough to offset the decline of text message revenue declines, Infonetics reported

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SIP trunking services drive enterprise session border controllers up 11%, says Infonetics

The enterprise market's ongoing adoption of SIP trunking is driving up the deployment of enterprise session border controllers (eSBC), as revenue rose by 11 percent to $73 million in the third quarter of 2014, according to a new Infonetics report.

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Global Mobile Revenue Growth Slows to 0.5%, Search for Industry Revenue Growth Intensifies

Though mobile services have been the clear growth driver for the global telecommunications industry over the past decade or two, and though mobile data has taken the growth leadership from voice and text messaging, mobile revenue growth rates are slowing, globally. Global mobile service revenue in the first half of 2014 grew

Carrier Ethernet switch revenues rise 32%, but SDN hesitation drives routers down in Q3, says Infonetics

Router revenue growth continued to be slow in the third quarter of 2014 due to what Infonetics Research calls “SDN hesitation,” with service providers taking more time to research new investments in network infrastructure.

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North America PON revenue outpaces DSL declines in Q3, says Infonetics

PON equipment vendors may have seen a good revenue uptick in the third quarter of 2014, growing 1 percent sequentially due to GPON optical network terminal (ONT) sales in North America, but the overall global broadband aggregation equipment market (DSL, PON and Ethernet FTTH) declined sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 from the second quarter of 2014, to $2 billion, reports Infonetics.

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