Japan Vendor's Multi-Network Service Strategy Analysis 2014
This study takes note of the changes that are, in the multi-network era, occurring along two axes of competition — that of competition among telecommunications carriers and that of competition among telecommunications infrastructure vendors — and offers analyses of specific strategic trends among these providers and vendors, as well as of the future outlook for the market. In the multi-network era, competition among vendors is now aggregating along four axes: bolstering lineups of communications access options and diversifying combinations of these options; increasing communications performance and optimizing the user experience; delivering telecommunications infrastructure that is optimized for the use of services (applications); and providing a global, seamless telecommunications environment.
IDC Japan Communications Research Analyst Yuta Torisu argues that, in the multi-network era, "some of the initiatives that will be crucial include designing networks to flexibly accommodate the diversifying array and combinations of types of telecommunications access that are the result of the rapid growth of IoT; establishing revenue-sharing models by sharing QoE-related information with OTT vendors as APIs; further bolstering network-to-cloud linkage features, such as for managing and visualizing ICT resources; and creating border-less network platforms in Japan and throughout the world."
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