Japan Carrier IT Services 2014–2018 Forecast and 1H13 Review
This IDC study (a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J14030101) analyzes the market trends of carrier solutions and managed services in Japan. It explores the market situation based on the 1H13 results and provides forecasts of the market size and growth rate from 2014 to 2018. The market is sized based on total revenue earned by Japan carriers from providing solutions/managed services to customers like enterprises and public organizations.
In 2013, the Japan carrier solutions/managed services market will register a YoY growth rate of 3.6% to total 575.4 billion yen based on IDC estimation. Project-oriented services like system integration will return to positive territory and IT outsourcing will also show steady growth. IDC forecasts that the market will expand at a CAGR of 2.6% to reach 655.5 billion yen in 2018. "Major carriers should not only focus on infrastructure but strategically cultivate new service areas created by the "Third Platform." In new markets such as machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) and (online-to-offline) O2O, it will be necessary for carriers to shift from strategies that focus on function to those that draw customers by leading innovations and helping customers realize revenue gains," says Yoko Ono, senior market analyst, IDC Japan.