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How Telco Innovation Deficit Impacts their Revenue Outlook

A recent study found 81 percent of mobile network operators (MNOs) cite decreasing revenues on traditional telecom offerings — such  as SMS — as their most pressing concern. The decline of SMS is being attributed to the surge in over-the-top (OTT) services like WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook Messenger. The latest research by mobilesquared reveals uptake of these services is rising rapidly, with half of MNOs expecting the majority of their customers to be using OTT services in 2015.

via Mobilesquared

New Economic Developments via Municipal Broadband in the U.S.

Across the country, innovative municipalities are already recognizing the importance of leveraging gigabit level Internet to attract new businesses and create jobs, improve health care and education, and connect residents to new opportunities.

via Next Century Cities

Enterprise Networking Vendors Prepare for Valid Disruption

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The introduction of open source software platforms and bare-metal systems into the legacy enterprise network realm will eventually disrupt the status-quo for leading vendors that have previously benefited from the lack of unruly innovation. Meanwhile, established vendors can still take advantage of the apparent resistance to change.

via Digital Lifescapes

Software Defined Networking has Grown by 65 Percent in 2014

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The Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market is forecast to grow more than 65% in 2014, versus 2013.  With architectures ratified and production deployments under way, Network Security Appliances and Ethernet Switches will continue to comprise the majority of SDNs impact, with SDN gaining a foothold outside of the major cloud computing service providers.

via Dell’Oro

Mobile Cloud Opportunities in APAC and MEA Markets

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Asia–Pacific (APAC) and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are two of the most fertile regions for digital economy deployments. APAC dominates MEA in terms of the number of cloud-based services initiatives. This is stimulated by mobile internet and cloud service usage – smartphone penetration as a proportion of total active handset connections in APAC will reach 34% by the end of 2014, while it will be 16% in MEA.

via Analysys Mason

Public Switched Telephone Network Era in a Slow Decline

Total PSTN and VoIP global fixed-line voice subscribers peaked at 1.29 billion in 2008, and have declined at a compounded annual rate of 1.3 percent since. The fixed voice market is in a period of gradual long-term decline. But while switched telephone lines have declined at a compounded rate of four percent per year, VoIP subscribers have grown 18 percent annually.

via TeleGeography

How 4G Network Use Effects Mobile Video Consumption

3G networks marked a sea change in the way consumers could use their mobile devices — opening up a new world of services, allowing for the speedy delivery of myriad forms of content and providing the infrastructure to support the mobile app ecosystem. Now, users on 4G networks have responded to faster network speeds by consuming greater amounts of content — including video.

via eMarketer

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