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BuddeComm Intelligence Report - The Top Global Trends for Telecoms in 2014

BuddeComm Intelligence Report - The Top Global Trends for Telecoms in 2014

The broader telecoms environment continues to be very challenging as we look towards 2014 and there are many technological, economic and regulatory changes that the industry faces. The market is highly competitive and ruthless with those operating in the telecoms, mobile, broadband, digital media and ICT industries alike all scrambling to retain and build new revenue streams.

There are some key trends which will continue to shape the industry in 2014. BuddeComm has identified that data management is becoming increasingly critical to business operations however very few companies have a good understanding of where their data is at any given time. As well as this, the enormous amount of data that is now being collected is placing a real strain on infrastructure, software and services.

There clearly must be more intelligent ways to manage the data and both cloud deployments and Big Data analytics will remain hot trends in 2014. Indeed by 2015, BuddeComm can see that the cloud will be just another delivery model for a range of as-a-service offerings.

The role of external data centres are set to increase with organisations embracing this concept. The data centre market includes tele-housing facilities, co-location facilities, cloud and IT services, content hosting, connectivity and interconnection. They are important for the new developments of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (M2M).

From a services and content perspective; in 2014 there is no doubt that Over-The-Top will continue to offer both opportunities for some and challenges for others in the industry. Either way, the industry sector needs to adapt to this key development because it is not going to disappear.

Along with this, there are further key trends of note which will be a focus of our 2014 market. Indoor location based services will be a hot topic with Google, Qualcomm and Motorola Solutions leading the sector. Healthcare is witnessing the rise of remote patient monitoring and fitness tracking devices which utilise a range of technologies and is an important development for those operating in this area.

In general the smart devices market is just going to continue its upward trajectory as more and more amazing products are launched into the market.

These trends and more are explored in this valuable BuddeComm Intelligence report. It identifies the top global trends BuddeComm sees as the main influencers on our 2014 industry and is supported by insights, examples, statistics and trends.

Latest developments:

Several developments are coming together in cloud computing that are creating shockwaves throughout society and in the economy; Big Data is going to be a hot topic in 2014 and beyond and the role of data centres is growing in importance; While the larger data centres are capturing the media attention, the secondary data centres are a group of quiet achievers; there will be over two hundred million M2M connections worldwide in 2014; The march towards a society based on smart devices will continue in 2014 as developments in smartphones/tablets, home energy/automation gateways, driverless cars, smart TV 2.0, 3D printing etc evolve.


1. Synopsis
2. The top trends for the industry in 2014
2.1 Cloud technology
2.1.1 As-a-Service offerings
2.1.2 Software-defined data centres (SDD)
2.2 Big Data and Smart Analytics
2.3 Data centres
2.3.1 The rapid growth of regional secondary data centres
2.4 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
2.5 Over-The-Top (OTT) services and content
3. Further specific trends of note
3.1 Indoor Location Based Services
3.2 Remote patient monitoring
3.3 Smart devices
3.3.1 Smart wearable devices
3.3.2 3D printing
3.4 Bandwidth on Demand
3.5 Environmental considerations also key
4. Related reports
Table 1 Global Platform as a Service (PaaS) revenue 2011 - 2014
Table 2 Global Software as a Service (SaaS) spending 2012 - 2014
Table 3 Global spending on Big Data 2013; 2018; 2019
Table 4 Global investment in green data centres 2012 - 2015
Exhibit 1 Planning Tool for Resource Integration, Synchronization, and Management (PRISM)
Exhibit 2 Growing competition for Amazon Web Services
Exhibit 3 Pacnet
Exhibit 4 Healthcare monitoring for the elderly

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