Demand for access to the mobile internet creates opportunities for new wireless technologies. Femtocells are small cellular base stations used to provide wireless connectivity for mobile devices such as smartphones and media tablets.
Femtocell device market was valued at $220 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at CAGR of 42.9% during 2013-2020.
Digi-Capital forecasts mobile internet will grow greater than 3 times to $700 billion by 2017 – driven by mCommerce >$500 billion, consumer apps >$70 billion, enterprise mobility >$50 billion and mobile web advertising >$40 billion.
Mobile internet growth has recorded deals of more than $47 billion in M&A and $14 billion investment.
Open technologies serving as the foundation for SDN and NFV represent the biggest shift in networking in 20 years – creating at least another $20 Billion in value with the opportunity to create more than $50 Billion.
There have already been $3 Billion in start-up exits in the SDN space — with more anticipated.
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China had 632 million internet users and 527 million mobile internet users, according to CNNIC. This means the country added 14 million new internet users and 27 million new mobile internet users in just six months.
The internet penetration rate stood at 46.9 percent, up 1.1 percent from the end of 2013.
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Juniper Research forecasts a rapid uptake of 4G LTE mobile technology in the next five years, with active connections crossing the 1 billion mark in 2017 — and reaching 1.8 billion by 2019.
This will represent 22 percent of the global active mobile subscriber identity module (SIM) connections by this time.
Mobility — the use of mobile data, new devices, new applications and communications services — is one of the most disruptive forces in today’s enterprise market. Embracing mobility as a strategic asset and opportunity, rather than simply a technical challenge, will be a critical success factor for all businesses moving forward.
Mobility works – 80% of enterprise executives say mobile app based initiatives had met or exceeded expectations.
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Worldwide traffic on 3G and 4G mobile communication networks continues to reach new highs as operators strive to satisfy the insatiable craving for broadband access to the Mobile Internet.
Around the globe, satisfying this demand will push mobile packet core spending to over $18 billion through 2019.
At the end of 2013, ultra-fast broadband access represented 29 percent of all broadband connections worldwide. This marks real progress as the percentage stood at 22 percent just one year ago.
Fiber communication is still the most widely deployed technology, accounting for 60% of subscribers around the globe.
The IP transit market generated $2.1 billion in revenues in 2013. Sales of circuits connecting customers to Internet hubs contributed an additional $2.5 billion, for a total of $4.6 billion in revenues. TeleGeography forecasts that IP transit-related revenues will fall to $4.1 billion in 2020.
If the ratios of traffic routed via transit and peering were to stabilize at current levels, IP transit revenues would increase to $5.5 billion by 2020.
The global SDN and NFV market in 2014 is estimated at €816 million. Telcos still account for only a sliver of the market — 5% in 2014. But as more and more carriers make the transition, this share is forecast to grow to 19% by 2019 .
SDN and NFV are seen as the main upcoming technological disruptions in networking architectures.