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CSPs accelerate 5G deployments to realize the significant cost efficiencies that are inherent in the technology

According to TBR’s 1Q19 5G Telecom Market Landscape, though a viable business case for operators to grow revenue from 5G has yet to materialize (with the exception of fixed wireless broadband), the main driver for operators to deploy 5G is realizing the efficiency gains the technology provides over LTE.

Operators in developed markets worldwide have accelerated their 5G deployment timetables over the past year, primarily because 5G is a significantly more cost-effective solution to handle rising data traffic in their traditional connectivity businesses but also to remain competitive in their respective markets.

TBR estimates over 80% of 5G capex spend through 2020 will be driven by operators in four countries: the U.S., China, Japan and South Korea, with the remaining 20% of spend through 2020 predominantly stemming from Europe and developed countries in the Middle East and APAC that have relatively small populations. Most Tier 1 operators in these countries have aggressive 5G rollout timetables and intend to leverage the technology for fixed wireless broadband and/or to support their mobile broadband densification initiatives. The seamless software upgradability of new RAN platforms to 5G will facilitate deployment at incremental cost, keeping overall spend scaling quickly but at a relatively low level compared to prior RAN generation upgrades.

TBR’s 5G Telecom Market Landscape tracks the 5G-related initiatives of leading operators and vendors worldwide. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the global 5G ecosystem and includes insights pertaining to market development, market sizing, use cases, adoption, regional trends, and operator and vendor positioning and strategies.

Progress report: State of the NFV/SDN telecom market

Insight’s from TBR’s 1Q19 NFV/SDN Telecom Market Landscape

The NFV/SDN ecosystem continues to advance and leading communication service providers (CSPs) are making progress on their NFV/SDN-related initiatives, but full transformation is still years away as industry challenges remain. Join Telecom Senior Analysts Chris Antlitz and Michael Soper for an in-depth review of TBR’s latest report on the NFV/SDN telecom market landscape.

Don’t miss:

  • Examples of how leading CSPs are progressing on their NFV/SDN-related initiatives
  • How NFV and SDN adoption will impact global CSP capex and opex spend through 2022
  • Why 5G will push CSPs to accelerate and broaden their NFV/SDN-related initiatives
  • Which vendors are outperforming in the NFV/SDN space

 

 

TBR webinars are held typically on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. ET and include a 15-minute Q&A session following the main presentation. Previous webinars can be viewed anytime on TBR’s Webinar Portal.

For additional information or to arrange a briefing with our analysts, please contact TBR at [email protected].

The makings of the telecom edge compute market

Insights from TBR’s 2Q19 Telecom Edge Compute Market Landscape

Edge compute will be required to enable and support new use cases of the network, such as augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) and autonomous transportation, as well as will provide significant benefits, such as cost savings, for communication service providers (CSP). The build-out of these edge compute environments will create opportunities for the vendor ecosystem. Join Telecom Principal Analyst Chris Antlitz for an in-depth review of TBR’s first edition of the Telecom Edge Compute Market Landscape.

Don’t miss:

  • The key reasons CSPs will build out edge compute environments
  • How much CSPs will invest to build out edge compute environments
  • Which vendors are likely to outperform in this nascent market

TBR webinars are held typically on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. ET and include a 15-minute Q&A session following the main presentation. Previous webinars can be viewed anytime on TBR’s Webinar Portal.

For additional information or to arrange a briefing with our analysts, please contact TBR at [email protected].

CSPs accelerate NFV and SDN investments ahead of the 5G era

Communication service providers (CSPs) are ramping up NFV- and SDN-related investments to realize greater cost savings and efficiencies, according to Technology Business Research Inc.’s (TBR) 2H18 Telecom Software Mediated Networks (NFV/SDN) Customer Adoption Study. This increase in investment will be driven by two underlying factors: CSPs under pressure to realize cost savings as their connectivity businesses remain under pressure and 5G pushing CSPs to pull forward their NFV and SDN road maps.

5G is greatly enhanced when using virtualization, especially when enabling and maximizing the benefits of network slicing and achieving better RAN economics. Though most CSPs intend to initially deploy the non-standalone (NSA) standard of 5G, which tethers 5G radio with EPC, an eventual upgrade to the standalone (SA) standard, which tethers 5G radio to a 5G core, will become a reality in the early 2020s. 5G core is inherently virtualized, and CSPs will be keen to prepare their networks to fully maximize the benefits of utilizing a virtualized network architecture, including, but not limited to, increasing agility, flexibility, visibility and cost efficiency.

 

 

TBR’s Telecom Software Mediated Networks (NFV/SDN) Customer Adoption Studyprovides an in-depth examination of how operators are planning, preparing and executing to succeed in the NFV and SDN market. TBR surveyed 50 people in operations, procurement and IT roles at 25 of the leading Tier 1 telecom service providers worldwide to gain insight into their NFV and SDN adoption plans. The study includes insight into service provider strategy, as well as service providers’ perceptions of supplier positioning and key benefits and obstacles.

Crossing the chasm: Transforming from a CSP to a DSP

Communication service providers (CSPs) are embarking on transformation journeys to evolve into digital service providers (DSPs), leveraging nascent technologies such as software-mediated networking (NFV/SDN), cloud, 5G, analytics, automation and artificial intelligence. During the webinar, TBR will provide its definition of a DSP and characterize how a CSP can evolve into a DSP. Join Telecom Senior Analysts Chris Antlitz and Michael Soper for an in-depth review of service provider digital transformation.

Don’t miss:

  • The definition of a DSP
  • The attributes and characteristics of CSPs versus DSPs
  • The steps CSPs must take — and the technologies they must leverage — to transform into DSPs
  • Which operators are leading
  • Which vendors are successfully enabling transformation

 

TBR webinars are held typically on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. ET and include a 15-minute Q&A session following the main presentation. Previous webinars can be viewed anytime on TBR’s Webinar Portal.

For additional information or to arrange a briefing with our analysts, please contact TBR at [email protected].

Technology Business Research, Inc. announces 4Q18 webinar schedule

Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR) announces the schedule for its 4Q18 webinar series.

Oct. 10         Crossing the chasm: Transforming from a CSP to a DSP

Don’t miss attributes of a CSP versus a DSP, operators leading in the market, vendors successfully enabling transformation and more.

Oct. 17         IoT customer maturity

Don’t miss customer capabilities needed for IoT, implications of customer maturity in go-to-market tactics and delivery, and more.

Oct. 31         IT services expectations for 2019: Assets, industries and human transformation

Don’t miss IT services expectations for 2019, including how vendors and their clients will manage co-innovation’s impact on services-related assets.

Nov. 14       Customer-centric digital transformation: What’s up with that?

Don’t miss the state of adoption of digital transformation technology and services, marketing maturity and opportunities, and more.

Nov. 28        2018: The year multicloud and hybrid cloud became inevitable?

Don’t miss shifts in cloud consumption, cloud vendor adaptations and expectations for 2019.

Dec. 5          Can management consulting survive digital transformation?

Don’t miss the next evolution of digital transformation and co-innovation centers, management consulting, and more.

Dec. 12        Why asset-based IT services will rule 2019

Don’t miss how vendors will adjust to asset-based services, changes observed in 2018 that will gather steam in 2019 and more.

 

TBR webinars are held typically on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. ET and include a 15-minute Q&A session following the main presentation. Previous webinars can be viewed anytime on TBR’s Webinar Portal.

For additional information or to arrange a briefing with our analysts, please contact TBR at [email protected].

Crossing the chasm from a CSP to a DSP

Communication service providers (CSPs) are challenged to transform into digital service providers (DSPs) to remain relevant and be successful in the digital era. This transformation is a monumental undertaking and is a fundamental change in not only the business model, but also the operational and technological aspects of CSPs.

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