BuddeComm Intelligence Report - The Top Global Trends for Telecoms 2014


Archived report. The broader telecoms environment continues to be very challenging in 2014 and there are many technological, economic and regulatory changes that the industry faces. The market is highly competitive and ruthless with those operating in the telecoms, mobile, broadband, digital media and ICT industries alike all scrambling to retain and build new revenue streams.

There are some key trends which will continue to shape the industry in 2014. BuddeComm has identified that data management is becoming increasingly critical to business operations – however very few companies have a good understanding of where their data is at any given time. As well as this, the enormous amount of data that is now being collected is placing a real strain on infrastructure, software and services.

There clearly must be more intelligent ways to manage the data and both cloud deployments and Big Data analytics will remain hot trends for the near future. Indeed by 2015, BuddeComm can see that “the cloud” will be just another delivery model for a range of "as-a-service" offerings.

The role of external data centres are set to increase with organisations embracing this concept. The data centre market includes tele-housing facilities, co-location facilities, cloud and IT services, content hosting, connectivity and interconnection. They are important for the new developments of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (M2M).

From a services and content perspective; in 2014 there is no doubt that Over-The-Top is continuing to offer both opportunities for some and challenges for others in the industry. Either way, the industry sector needs to adapt to this key development because it is not going to disappear.

Along with this, there are further key trends of note which are a focus of our 2014 market. Indoor location based services will be a hot topic with Google, Qualcomm and Motorola Solutions leading the sector. Healthcare is witnessing the rise of remote patient monitoring and fitness tracking devices which utilise a range of technologies and is an important development for those operating in this area.

In general the smart devices market is just going to continue its upward trajectory as more and more amazing products are launched into the market.

These trends and more are explored in this valuable BuddeComm Intelligence report. It identifies the top global trends BuddeComm sees as the main influencers on our 2014 industry and is supported by insights, examples, statistics and trends.

Latest developments:

Several developments are coming together in cloud computing that are creating shockwaves throughout society and in the economy; Big Data is a hot topic in 2014 and beyond and the role of data centres is growing in importance; While the larger data centres are capturing the media attention, the secondary data centres are a group of quiet achievers; there are around two hundred million M2M connections worldwide in 2014; The march towards a society based on smart devices is continuing in 2014 as developments in smartphones/tablets, home energy/automation gateways, driverless cars, smart TV 2.0, 3D printing etc evolve.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. The top trends for the industry in 2014 and beyond
    • 2.1 Cloud technology
      • 2.1.1 As-a-Service offerings
      • 2.1.2 Software-defined data centres (SDD)
    • 2.2 Big Data and Smart Analytics
    • 2.3 Data centres
      • 2.3.1 The rapid growth of regional secondary data centres
    • 2.4 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
    • 2.5 Over-The-Top (OTT) services and content
  • 3. Further specific trends of note
    • 3.1 Indoor Location Based Services
    • 3.2 Remote patient monitoring
    • 3.3 Smart devices
      • 3.3.1 Smart wearable devices
      • 3.3.2 3D printing
    • 3.4 Bandwidth on Demand
    • 3.5 Environmental considerations also key
  • 4. Conclusion - The demand and supply imbalance in telecoms
  • 5. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Global Platform as a Service (PaaS) revenue – 2011 - 2014
  • Table 2 – Global Software as a Service (SaaS) spending – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 3 – Global spending on Big Data – 2013; 2018; 2019
  • Table 4 – Global investment in green data centres – 2012 - 2015
  • Exhibit 1 – Planning Tool for Resource Integration, Synchronization, and Management (PRISM)
  • Exhibit 2 – Growing competition for Amazon Web Services
  • Exhibit 3 – Pacnet
  • Exhibit 4 – Healthcare monitoring for the elderly

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Number of pages 16

Status Archived

Last updated 23 May 2014
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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