Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Telecom 2015 Top 10 Predictions: The Year of Open
This IDC study details IDC top 10 telecom predictions for 2015 and the implications for the industry. "The entire telecom industry is moving from hardware and infrastructure to software and services. The year 2015 will be the year of open," says Dustin Kehoe, program director. "This includes open investments in new markets like we have never seen, open standards for cloud and software-defined network (SDN). Open application programming interfaces (APIs) and interfaces for machine to machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT). Openness will no longer be a top-down initiative, but start to be bottom up. This will have profound implications on existing supplier relationships."
Telecom providers are also moving into new markets such as mobile commerce and payments, tapping into the managed services opportunity in IoT and willing to push the boundaries between data monetization and consumer privacy. The industrialization of cyberattacks and growing gap between the sophistication of hackers and their victims is opening a significant opportunity for telecoms to finally address security. Infrastructure ownership provides a platform for supporting advanced analytics. Perimeter security and preventative posturing are insufficient for today's level of cyberattacks. The market is moving from physical security to cloud and contextual. The prevailing view is an attack will happen. The discussion now is on how best to mitigate an attack before, during, and after an event has occurred."Please Note: Extended description available upon request.