Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Telecom 2020: Transformation Strategies
" report to their offering. Transformation strategies that carriers will follow as they adopt IP and Ethernet architectures.
The telecom industry will transform itself over the next decade in response to the demands for services that will increase network traffic by about a factor of 100 by 2020. At the same time telecom service revenues will grow at a much lower rate, which means that the cost of delivering each unit of bandwidth will have to fall by a factor of 100 to maintain profits.
This will require that operators restructure their services and adopt new network architectures. IP, Ethernet, and fiber are the key networking technologies that will provide the necessary economies and scaling. Other new technologies will blur the lines between wireless and wireline networks by using common networks to deliver wireless and wireline services. VoIP will use a common infrastructure to deliver voice to both. Femto cells will carry mobile voice and data traffic over wireline broadband networks.
The evolution to the powerful, converged networks of 2020 will bring new service options to businesses and consumers. The walls between services will fall whether they are between wireless and wireline services or between voice and data.
This report finds that these changes will bring a significant restructuring of the industry through new partnerships and through mergers and acquisitions.
It defines the service and network strategies that will be used by leading service providers in 2020. These strategies will result from the shift toward data and content services. It discusses the full scale adoption of IP and IP VPN data services, VoIP, plus IPTV and other content services. This report discusses the network architectures that will be required to support these new services.