Frost.com - Communications Services Research http://www.frost.com/c/10331/home.do - Communications Services Research Sat, 24 Jun 2017 4:28:20 CABSAT 2017 Beats http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297567720 CABSAT is the largest event in the MEASA region for professional media and entertainment, featuring leading content service providers, technology vendors, satellite operators, telecom providers, and equipment manufacturers across the globe. Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 European Retail Carrier Ethernet Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCE4-01-00-00-00 This study aims to analyse the European retail Ethernet services market and provide forecasts for the period from 2017 to 2021. The proliferation of devices, increased use of cloud-based applications, video applications, and other data-hungry services are contributing to the increased bandwidth requirements of enterprises. The growth of the retail Ethernet services market in Europe during the forecast period (2017-2021) is expected to be driven by increased enterprise need to meet the requirements of higher-bandwidth applications such as cloud-based and data-heavy workloads. The European retail services market is expected to grow rapidly at a CAGR (2016 2021) of 10.9%. Research Methodology & Scope Frost & Sullivan conducted detailed primary interviews with leading Ethernet service providers, analysed their quarterly and annual reports, and utilized internal databases to perform a detailed revenue analysis of the retail market. The resulting revenue market size reflects a sum total of the estimates for individual companies. The study highlights growth drivers and restraints for the period 2016 2021 and analyses the market from a geographic perspective. It also analyses the competitive landscape, delving into the competitive parameters in the market. Key forecasts and analyses covered: Total market (retail Ethernet) Retail Ethernet Segments o Service type (dedicated versus switched) o Service configuration (EPL, EVPL and E-LAN) o Port speed (10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 GigE, and 100Gbps) o Transport length (metro and long haul) Competitive landscape analyses (market share, market trends, provider profiles) Regional analyses (UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe) Main opportunities for growth in the market and strategic imperatives for growth and success Key questions this study will answer: What is the total size of the retail Ethernet services market in Europe and how is it expected to grow from 2017 to 2021? What are the main growth drivers for Ethernet? What challenges should providers overcome to gain market share? How does the market grow by service type (dedicated compared to switched), by service configuration (EPL, EVPL, and E-LAN), and by port speed (10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1GigE, and 10 Gbps and 100Gbps)? What is the rate of Ethernet services adoption across European countries and how is this expected to change over the forecast period? Which are the main providers in the Ethernet services market in Europe? What are the competitive strategies adopted by providers to increase their market presence? Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 European Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Services Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCE5-01-00-00-00 This study aims to analyse the European wholesale Ethernet services market and provide forecasts for the period from 2017 to 2021. The proliferation of devices, increased use of cloud-based applications, video applications, and other data-hungry services are contributing to the increased bandwidth requirements of enterprises. The growth of the wholesale Ethernet services market in Europe during the forecast period (2017-2021) is expected to be driven by increased enterprise need to meet the requirements of higher-bandwidth applications such as cloud-based and data-heavy workloads. The European wholesale services market is expected to grow rapidly at a CAGR (2016 2021) of 10.9%. Research Methodology & Scope Frost & Sullivan conducted detailed primary interviews with leading Ethernet service providers, analysed their quarterly and annual reports, and utilized internal databases to perform a detailed revenue analysis of the wholesale market. The resulting revenue market size reflects a sum total of the estimates for individual companies. The study highlights growth drivers and restraints for the period 2016 2021 and analyses the market from a geographic perspective. It also analyses the competitive landscape, delving into the competitive parameters in the market. Key forecasts and analyses covered in the study include the following: Total market (wholesale Ethernet) Wholesale Ethernet Segments o Service type (dedicated versus switched) o Service configuration (EPL, EVPL and E-LAN) o Port speed (10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 GigE, and 100Gbps) o Transport length (metro and long haul) Competitive landscape analyses (market share, market trends, provider profiles) Regional analyses (UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe) Main opportunities for growth in the market and strategic imperatives for growth and success Key Questions This Study Will Answer: What is the total size of the wholesale Ethernet services market in Europe and how is it expected to grow from 2017 to 2021? What are the main growth drivers for Ethernet? What challenges should providers overcome to gain market share? How does the market grow by service type (dedicated compared to switched), by service configuration (EPL, EVPL, and E-LAN), and by port speed (10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1GigE, and 10 Gbps and 100Gbps)? What is the rate of Ethernet services adoption across European countries and how is this expected to change over the forecast period? Which are the main providers in the Ethernet services market in Europe? What are the competitive strategies adopted by providers to increase their market presence? Wed, 3 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 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 Latin American Telecom Services Industry Outlook, 2017 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