Frost.com - Mobile and Wireless Communications Research http://www.frost.com/c/10392/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10392/home.do - Mobile and Wireless Communications Research Frost & Sullivan Next Generation 911 The Future of Public Safety, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1E3-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1E3-01-00-00-00 Next Generation 911 (NG911) represents an industry transformation that proactively enhances public safety by acknowledging, and catering to the rapidly evolving demands, products, lifestyles, and technologies of citizens. NG911 introduces an array of innovative solutions that will significantly expand public safety capabilities and drive growth opportunities for an increasing number of stakeholders. The aim of this study is to identify key NG911 industry trends and analyze the ecosystem (with special attention to next-generation core technology providers). The insight provides various market metrics and forecasts to measure the progress and growth opportunity of NG911. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American Mobile Workforce Management Solutions Transforming Today's Field Service Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0EF-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0EF-01-00-00-00 The North American mobile workforce management (MWM) market continues to demonstrate impressive growth, bringing the benefits of real-time communications and guidance to field workers and their management teams. This sector is leveraging new technologies, selective acquisitions and alliances, and heightened customer and worker expectations to expand revenues year-over-year. This study includes key market trends, revenue and user forecasts, pricing and channel forecasts, a review of the competitive landscape, profiles of key industry participants. and a discussion of five near-term growth opportunities. Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities for Service Providers in the Internet of Things (IoT) http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K09F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K09F-01-00-00-00 IoT is already having a major impact on businesses, governments, and consumers. Advancements in connectivity will increasingly enable solutions to integrate with enterprise management solutions and help businesses improve efficiency and increase productivity. To survive in this rapidly changing environment, companies must define their digital strategies and be cognizant of how IoT can help them gain a competitive edge. This insight provides an overview of the current IoT landscape, market metrics, analyst predictions, and growth opportunities for value chain participants. Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 ICT Enterprise Spend in Retail, South Africa, Forecast to 2019 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC54-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC54-01-00-00-00 This research is aimed at identifying the key areas of IT spend within the retail sector in South Africa to highlight the key areas of opportunities for IT service providers. It seeks to: provide an overview of South Africa s macroeconomic environment and its impact on the retail sector offer insights into the retail sector s value chain and the adoption of ICT services across value-chain participants identify the global and domestic challenges facing the retail sector highlight the retail ICT spend in 2016 and offer future forecast insight identify growth opportunities within the retail sector for IT and telecom service providers The market for the service providers is very competitive, especially as they offer similar IT solutions and services to enterprises. Differentiation through innovative pricing models and industry knowledge will be a key factor. To remain competitive and differentiate themselves, service providers need to increase their industry expertise; build dedicated and industry-focussed teams that can cross-sell; offer innovative branding and price strategies such as pay-per-use models; change their approach from selling services to providing full ICT solutions (to have a stronger business focus); and enter into contracts with flexible SLAs. The four predictions for the retail sector in South Africa are as follows: 1. ICT spend within the retail sector, estimated at ZAR 5.75 billion in 2016, is expected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7% to reach ZAR 6.11 billion by 2019. 2. Key services that will shape the IT strategy across retailers are cloud-based services as a measure to increase work effectiveness; workforce mobile solutions to increase efficiency across key working groups along the value chain and ensure real-time communication; and retail analytics focussed on developing strategies and plans that aid in mitigating stock outage and stock layout challenges whilst enabling track routing systems and store optimisations. 3. Lack of flexibility on SLAs is one of the challenges that retailers have highlighted. There is a great disparity between sales and delivery. There is limited scope on the contract to accommodate technological changes. Retailers feel trapped by the contract as there is no scope to upscale/downscale according to the changing needs of the enterprise and the market. 4. Service providers need to increase industry expertise; build dedicated industry-focussed teams that can cross-sell; offer innovative branding and price strategies; bring about a change in their approach from selling services to providing full ICT solutions; and offer flexible contracts. Wed, 3 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Top Information and Communication Technologies, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BF-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BF-01-00-00-00 The proliferation of digital technologies has remained substantial over the past two decades. With intelligence being seen as the next evolution post digitization, disruptive technology innovations in the ICT space are being developed around the world and have deeply permeated various applications and markets. The research service delves deeper into information and communication technologies from various technology and market attractiveness metrics such as innovation landscape, patent, funding, market potential, applications impact, regional adoption and disruptive potential. Technologies covered in this report include: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, 5G, Cyber Security, Mixed Reality, Natural Language Interaction, Small Data, Hyper-Converged Systems, XaaS (Everything-as-a-Service) and Robotics Process Automation. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Smartphone & Mobile OS Market, Forecasts to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K13E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K13E-01-00-00-00 Smartphones run complete operating system software that provides a standardized interface and platform for application developers. Chinese manufacturers are rapidly evolving to provide competitive alternatives to the traditional powerhouse companies such as Apple and Samsung. As wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to advance, smartphones have emerged as the 'hub' for a more connected life. This excel based market engineering deliverable provides global smartphone and mobile OS metrics and forecasts. Market measurements include smartphone unit shipments and revenue from 2011-2022. Market segmentation is by region, manufacturer, and operating system (OS). Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:40:19 +0100 Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) Revolutionizing Healthcare http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7B0-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7B0-01-00-00-00 As consumers take more responsibility of their own health and demand better access to their medical data, the process of extracting this data to provide meaningful insights needs an incremental change. In the next few years, advanced, connected and smarter patient monitoring devices will be available to consumers that will be able to gather real-time data including genetics and lifestyle behavior. This will help the IoMT market grow at a significant rate. Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is an amalgamation of medical devices and applications that can connect to healthcare information technology (IT) systems using networking technologies. It connects patients to their physicians and allows transfer of medical data over a secure network, which in turn reduces unnecessary hospital visits and reduces the burden on healthcare systems largely. This research service evaluates the role played by networked devices and analytics in enabling digital healthcare transformation. Key questions answered in this study: 1. How internet of medical things (IoMT) differ from mobile healthcare technologies in improving the quality and reliability of healthcare infrastructure? 2. What is the role played by advanced computing techniques and analytics in secure storage, transmission and decoding of voluminous data over long distances by the use of IoMT? 3. How can IoMT enable clinicians to reliably use medical data in the process of making decisions for improving treatment for a variety disorders? 4. What is the role played by IoMT in securing critical clinical data from cyber and phishing attacks, preventing loss of medical data or leak of patient's medical history? Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Latin American Telecom Services Industry Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K17F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K17F-01-00-00-00 The Latin American telecommunications market is experiencing increasing concentration as telcos struggle with dwindling revenues from traditional services and face the challenge of developing new business models and services that will add value for customers and enterprises from different verticals. This study provides a 2017 outlook for the Latin American telecom services industry, focusing on the implications of the competitive landscape as companies surf the trend of new service and application opportunities. The research scope includes technologies such as Big Data, SDN and NFV, augmented reality, and carrier Ethernet over WAN. The market trends examined include technological developments in the region such as Big Data for telcos, eCommerce/online marketplaces, innovation-enabled monetization, and augmented reality, among others. The study explores growth opportunities that will be created by telecom service providers and identifies potential business models. It evaluates telecom service providers future focus on infrastructure, technologies, services, and business models, and includes a 2017 growth analysis. Analyses for 2016 and 2017 include measurements for Big Data, mobile money, mobile voice, mobile data, and mobile enterprise applications; 2016 2017 growth rates are provided. Strategies, growth analysis, and future focus are discussed for telecommunications providers pertaining to 2016. The base year for the study is 2016, and forecasting is provided for 2017. Telcos are having difficulties crossing the chasm between a fragmented ecosystem with a cost opportunity business model and selling connectivity for an ecosystem of partners; no one manages to cover all businesses as well as sell solutions and services. The challenges are organizational since data management, security and privacy, and interoperability are evolving fast to a Big Data framework, managed security services, and standardization. Managed telco operations services are transforming from managed network operations centers (NOCs), field operations, configuration management, and operations and monetization software into IT infrastructure management, cloud infrastructure management, cloud infrastructure and connectivity management, service operations centers (SOCs), and small cell operations. Next-generation networks (NFV/SDN), managed M2M solutions, and customer experience centers are emerging in the telecommunications market. Therefore, since telcos revenues are being affected by changes in market dynamics, they need to focus on becoming customer-centric organizations, investing in new products and services, aiming to transform their cost base and simplify, as well as digitalize, complex business models, processes, and systems. Telcos structure must become more agile, flexible, and able to leverage an interconnected ecosystem to adapt to this new era. Key Questions this Study will Answer: What are the top predictions and leading market trends that will drive the various sectors of the telecom market in 2017? What impact will they have? What are the key growth opportunities and strategic imperatives for current and potential telecom market participants in 2017? What is the impact of the technological framework and trends on market growth? What are the potential business models that will transform the telecom market in 2017? What impact will they have? Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100