BuddeComm Intelligence Report - OTT and Industry Transformation


Archived report. This report has been archived and not updated since. It has become clear that Over-The-Top (OTT) is ‘the new normal’ for the telecoms industry - with the emerging all-IP networks; telecoms services are basically moving to an OTT model. These services are seen as a threat by the traditional network operators and the companies offering them are perceived to be getting a free lunch over their networks – the European telcos are calling for international regulation.

While the story for the traditional players in the telecoms market is all about shrinkage, on the other hand we see significant growth in many of the new subsectors of the broader ICT market, which includes cloud computing, data centres and M2M.

This BuddeComm Intelligence Report explores the issues surrounding OTT developments in the telecoms sector and the industry transformation BuddeComm believes is required for the future.

Key developments:

OTT is the services model for the future for communications and media services, as well as a whole range of new ones, such as e-health, e-education, smart grids and the digital economy in general.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Transforming the telecoms industry
    • 2.1 Telcos still ignoring industry transformation
    • 2.2 The rapidly shrinking traditional telecoms market
  • 3. Telcos have already lost the current OTT battle
    • 3.1 Infrastructure investment models are stuck
    • 3.2 Telcos will need to lift their game on infrastructure
    • 3.3 Did Google’s infrastructure coup work?
  • 4. The demand and supply imbalance in telecoms
  • 5. Vested interests
  • 6. The digital business buzzword is also ‘transformation’
  • 7. What will be driving these new investments?
    • 7.1 It is not about speed – it’s about ‘big data’
  • 8. Hot sectors for OTT services
  • 9. How to move forward?
  • 10. Conclusion: Telecoms – where will the money come from?
  • 11. Related reports
  • Exhibit 1 – Telstra leading the global telco move towards the OTT model
  • Exhibit 2 – WCIT-12 disappoints, more work to be done

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Number of pages 18

Status Archived

Last updated 28 Apr 2015
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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