IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mobility and Telecommunications 2020 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mobility and Telecommunications 2020 Predictions

This IDC study presents the 2020 top 10 predictions for the mobility and telecommunications market."To implement competitive services that facilitate dynamic, reliable engagement with customers and partners, enterprises require a reliable, robust, and flexible networking infrastructure. Enterprises should be leveraging best-of-breed emerging technologies including SD-WAN and virtual networking services," said Courtney Munroe, GVP, Worldwide Telecommunications Research at IDC.Phil Hochmuth, program VP, Enterprise Mobility Research at IDC, adds, "As a part of this global telecommunications fabric, mobility and mobile technology are changing all aspects of enterprises IT, from how employees connect to and use business data to the underlying communication links to critical business assets and infrastructure."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: Despite 5G's Substantial Leap in Performance and Ability to Enable Advanced Use Cases, by 2023, Only 30% of Mobile Network Traffic Will Be Carried by 5G
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2025, 50% of MNOs with Active 5G Deployments Will Leverage Network Slicing to Offer Secure and Segmented 5G Wireless Connectivity for Enterprise WANs as an Attractive Alternative to Wireline VPNs
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2023, 80% of Global Enterprises Will Have Provisioned ACPCs to Their Employees
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Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2024, 75% of Companies Will Leverage All Four Connectivity Types (Fixed, Cellular, LPWAN, and Wi-Fi) Throughout Their Daily Functions, with Cellular and LPWAN Seeing the Greatest Increase in Adoption
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Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2024, to Serve Diverse Enterprise Use Cases with Agility, 60% of Carriers Will Have Adopted the DevSecOps Model for Building and Securing Their Networks and Set Up Supporting Teams and Processes
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: By 2023, Edge Computing/Virtualization Will Have Shifted the Delivery of 50% of Enterprise Network Services to a Cloud-Hosted, Pay-Per-Use Model Improving QoS and Accelerating Deployment of New Services
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Prediction 7: By 2023, as Privacy Concerns Become Even More Crucial, 45% of Managed Security SP Revenue Will Come from Integrating Security Capabilities into Other Services Such as Cloud, Connectivity, and IoT Services
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Prediction 8: By 2023, 80% of Telecom Operators Will Still Struggle to Deliver 5G and Network Slicing Services Because of the Lagging Capabilities of Their Operations and Business Management Systems/Processes
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Prediction 9: By 2022, 75% of Enterprise Frontline Workers Will Be Enabled with Mobile Devices, Apps, and Connectivity Services as Part of a Prioritized Effort to Increase the Efficiency of Task-Oriented Workflows
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IT Impact
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Prediction 10: By 2022, 60% of Mobility Management Service Providers Will Add PC Endpoint Device Management Capabilities, Resulting in 70% of Services Customers Moving to Managed Unified Endpoint Management Services
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IT Impact
Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
The Age of Innovation: Driving the Future Enterprise
Description
Context
Accelerated Disruption: Navigating Business Challenges as Volatility Intensifies
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Crisis of Digital Trust: Escalating Threats Mandate Strategic Responses
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Intelligence Everywhere: AI's opportunity and Implications
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Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control
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The Future of Work: Agile, Augmented, Borderless, and Reconfigurable
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The Platform Economy: Competing at Hyperscale
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