How we access the Internet is changing rapidly. The most recent Digital Index from Adobe finds that for the first time, tablet web traffic (8%) has topped that of smartphones (7%). More significant for web retailers, the study reveals tablet users spend 54% more per order than if they were using a smartphone, and 19% more than if they placed the order on a desktop/laptop.
Mobile operators are adopting LTE at rates even faster than 2G and 3G. As operators race to stay ahead of mobile data demand, LTE is one key to the future.
According to Infonetics, the primary reasons to deploy SON (self-organizing networks) are OpEx reduction, improvement in capacity, quality, network performance, and small cell usage. I have been hearing exactly the same message in my discussions with service providers all over the world. The fundamental goal of SON is to minimize the network lifecycle-related cost.
At the Tellabs 2012 Industry Analyst Conference, we asked analysts from around the globe their thoughts on growing telecom trends as we move into 2013.
When we’ve interviewed analysts on this topic in the past, clear themes have emerged. This year, however, analysts offered varying predictions, covering many corners of the telecom industry.
Cloud computing, and the opportunities it creates, came up more than once, with one analyst going so far as to say “The cloud could alter the [mobile] ecosystem.” Some predict new, tough competition for service providers from the likes of Google and Amazon, whose services are disrupting their traditional business models.
One thing is clear—2013 will bring the telecom industry a whole new set of exciting opportunities and challenges.
Click here to watch the video of industry analysts making their 2013 predictions.
All over the world, service providers face the challenge of exponential mobile data growth. Addressing user demand puts considerable strain on networks. What’s more, service providers need ways to maximize revenue and keep costs down.
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