Frost.com - Communications Services Research http://www.frost.com/c/10331/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10331/home.do - Communications Services Research Frost & Sullivan The Emerging Global Marketplace for Intellectual Property (IP) http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CD-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CD-01-00-00-00 Increased focus to maximize the return from investments in R&D is driving increased participation in the IP marketplace across the value chain. This research service provides an overview of the IP markets value chain and dynamics of the global IP marketplace. The study analyzes existing and emerging business models employed by market participants. The study also covers key issues concerning IP markets and recent developments in this space across the globe. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Digital Transformation of Telecommunications Operators in South Africa, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD4F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD4F-01-00-00-00 This study provides an analysis of the digital transformation of the South African telecommunications operators. The service provider scope includes mobile network operators (MNOs), fixed-line operators, and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and end-user scope includes consumers, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and large enterprises. This study explains the context of digital transformation in the telecommunications market, including digital customer engagement, and the strategic and tactical initiatives and the key digital trends that prompt operators to adopt digital transformation. It provides a snapshot of global digital transformation trends adopted by leading operators including AT&T, Etisalat, SK Telecom, Orange, Telefonica, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Singtel, Verizon, and Giffgaff in terms of network operations, strategies and service offerings, and customer engagement. The study provides an analysis of the South African telecommunications market, including the competitive market landscape along with the market share of mobile operators as well as highlighting the subscriber numbers and penetration rates for key indicators such as fixed-line communications, mobile communications, and Internet/data, 3G/4G network coverage, and segment-wise revenue breakdown for the base year 2016, with forecast measurements for 2017. It identifies the key market drivers and restraints that are urging South African telecommunications operators to adopt digital transformation and analyses the overall mobile communications market revenue, operators revenue against their IT spending, extent of operator s digitalisation and its business impact, and operators digital readiness index. The study discusses case studies of leading telecommunications operators like Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom in the digital transformation context. Analyses their digital transformation strategy in terms of customer, operations, and people; historical revenue performance and how digitalisation is driving the revenue numbers; and the strategic initiatives adopted by them over the years in B2B as well as B2C segments to accelerate their journey. It explores key growth opportunities that telecommunications operators will look to investing in and the strategic imperatives they will adopt to accelerate their digital transformation journey. It also throws light on the key predictions for the South African telecommunications market, in terms of digital transformation. Key questions this study will answer: What are the global digital transformation trends in the telecommunications market, in terms of network operations, digital strategies and service offerings, and customer engagement? What are the key market drivers and restraints for adopting digital transformation in the South African telecommunications market? What the key South African telecommunications market indicators, in terms of fixed-line, mobile, Internet/data, and 3G/4G network coverage? What is the overall South African mobile communications market revenue, operators revenue versus their IT spend, extent of operator s digitalisation and its business impact, and digital readiness index? How are the key South African telecommunication operators progressing in their digital transformation journey in terms of strategies and revenue performance? What are the 5 major growth opportunities that South African operators can capitalise on so as to expedite their digital transformation journey? Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 5G in Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P967-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P967-01-00-00-00 5G is on its way. It may be closer to 2019-2020 for some but for others, it may be 2023-2025 before it materializes. In all the countries that are frontrunners of 5G in Asia-Pacific, 5G is benefiting from local government support coupled with local demand or at least the potential for demand for 5G services. The demand may be incentive or market driven. The drive for governments and industry regulators to push for faster internet speeds through 5G comes from the angle of its potential contribution towards a country s economic growth and digital economy transformation. Industry regulators need to understand what 5G is and why the right regulatory strategy will be essential to the success of 5G. For mobile network operators (MNOs), markets are saturating, competition is increasing, and revenues and/or profitability, especially from traditional core services, is declining. MNOs are under pressure to seek out new revenue streams that can be derived from innovative new services and the reduction in cost to serve. 5G will trigger a quicker transition to distributed, cloud native networks that leverage on NFV, SDN, and MEC to reduce cost to serve and improve on efficiency and profitability for MNOs. Further, with 5G offering latency below 1ms and larger bandwidths, mobile networks can gain an edge over fibre networks and regain competitiveness. This study covers the challenges and issues with 5G as well as the growth opportunities within the ecosystem and will be beneficial to strategists and marketeers to aid in formulating a 5G strategy and corresponding go-market or GTM plans. Industries benefiting from 5G, for example, cloud, software, network equipment manufacturing, and IoT applications/sensors, will find this study useful. Research Scope The market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2017 to 2022, with the base year being 2016. The study leveraged on primary research through interviews with 4 out of 5 radio access network equipment vendors supported by extensive secondary research and validated by key industry experts. A carefully curated selection of MNOs across Asia-Pacific was interviewed to get a more accurate view of the industry from within. The timeframe covered is from 2017 to 2022, of which the forecast period is from 2018 to 2022. Companies mentioned in this study include but are not limited to NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, KT, Vodafone, China Mobile, China Telecom, Unicom, China Broadcasting Network, Taiwan Star, Far EasTone, M1, Starhub, U Mobile, Telkomsel, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, ZTE, NEC, Intel, Qualcomm, 5GAA, Yelp, Augment, Blippar, Daqri, Educreations, Quiver, Explain Everything and Aug That!. Countries covered include South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Laos, and Brunei. Global benchmarks referred to within the study include the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What is 5G and what are the major features of 5G? What are the likely frequencies and spectrum considerations? When will 5G be available for rollout and what is the optimum timing for 5G? How big will the market be for 5G? What are the likely use cases? Why should MNOs implement 5G and what is the best approach to deploying 5G? Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100