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EMEA Telco Transformation 2016 Top 10 Predictions: Toward Telco 2020

EMEA Telco Transformation 2016 Top 10 Predictions: Toward Telco 2020This IDC study provides IDC's predictions for telco transformation in EMEA in 2016. It covers internal telco operations such as NFV, skills sourcing, and software-centricity, in addition to customer-facing service offerings such as cloud, IoT, as well as Big Data and analytics."Telecom is being reinvented and transformed as OTT services, cloud, and digital transformation change the way that customers buy and consume services and engage with service providers," said James Eibisch, research director, IDC European Telecommunications and Networking team. "Telcos have to simultaneously defend against new competitors and partner with them, as they steer a path through a turbulent technology and service landscape."


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Prediction #1: NFV in the Core — By 2017, NFV Becomes a Mainstream Method for Deploying CSP Network Functions in Core (Control) Type Scenarios in both Wired and Wireless Networks
Prediction #2: By 2018, Carriers Will Begin a New Wave of Legacy Decommissioning
Prediction #3: By 2017, Most Telcos Will Accept the Role of Cloud Facilitator and Integrator Ahead of Primary Cloud Service Provider
Prediction #4: CSP Infrastructure Shift to Software — By 2018, Most Telco Functions Will Be Delivered as Software Applications
Prediction #5: By 2017, CSPs Will Need To Drastically Review Their Assets by Divesting Some of Them or Acquiring Rivals
Prediction #6: Telcos Will Explicitly Build Skills Sourcing and Management into Their Transformation Plans
Prediction #7: Radio Transformation — By 2017, Most CSPs Will Develop 2G/3G Retirement Strategies and Wider Plans for the Use of Unlicensed and Non-3GPP Technologies
Prediction #8: Telcos Become Relevant Players in Big Data and Analytics by 2018
Prediction #9: In the Next Two Years, Telcos Will Start to Engage with Major Technology Vendors Primarily on the Business-Outcome Level
Prediction #10: CSPs Accelerate in the IoT to Capture Growth Opportunities by 2017
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