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Worldwide Telecom Infrastructure Forecast, 2018–2023

Worldwide Telecom Infrastructure Forecast, 2018–2023

This IDC study provides a forecast for the worldwide telecom infrastructure market from 2018 to 2023, specifically for compute and storage platforms. IDC estimates this market — which consists of hardware and software compute and storage platforms (including software-defined storage and compute) — to be nearly $12.7 billion in 2018. Further, IDC estimates that this market will grow at a CAGR of 7.9% and cross $17 billion in 2023."Telecoms are the forefront of the innovation curve," said Ashish Nadkarni, group VP for IDC's Worldwide Infrastructure practice. "The shift to a software-defined infrastructure enables them to focus on innovation, drive operations costs down, and continue to differentiate based on the uniqueness of their products and services."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Open Source Drives Shift Toward Industry-Standard COTS Hardware
5G and Other Future Network Technologies Drive Infrastructure Investments
Inhibitors
The Decreasing Relevance of Telecoms
Risk Aversion Is a Cultural Inhibitor
Solution Looking for a Problem
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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