Japan Communication Service Provider Networks Forecast, 2017−2021: Carrier Router and Ethernet Switch
This IDC study provides market forecasts and prospects for the Japan communication service provider (CSP) network equipment market, starting with telecom carriers, from 2017 to 2021. The CSP network equipment market is hugely impacted by the spending trends of telecom carriers, especially the start of new services and the spending associated with them. The saturation of LTE services spending in 2016 and the interim phase until the start of new services spending have led to a continuous stagnation since 2015. On the other hand, the key to reemerge from this low growth phase lies in next generation NGN services and spending by carriers for new services toward the launch of 5G services in 2020."Both domestic and global vendors should propose a suitable CSP infrastructure for 2020s that combines the uniqueness of the Japan environment and the global standards. It is important to lay the foundation for network implementation by incorporating global standard technologies while taking advantage of the uniqueness of the Japan environment such as the large-scale Layer 2 network and the fibre optic cable, which have been already established," said Kenichi Kusano, group manager, Communications Group, IDC Japan.