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Global Telecoms - BuddeComm's Hot Trends for 2013 and Beyond


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Telecom Investment Research Note

There is no doubt that the next ten years will bring further exiting developments to the increasingly vital telecommunications industry. The foundations for change are already in motion and the continuing deployment of high-speed broadband and developments relating to 4G technology will provide the infrastructure to ignite the new innovations and revolutions of the future. This report outlines some of the leading trends for 2013 and beyond and explores some of the broader issues impacting the global industry as a whole.

Latest developments:

The key issue is for governments to start understanding that the future is not about taxing the infrastructure, but actually about building new business opportunities on top of the infrastructure.


1. Synopsis
2. High level telecoms issues
2.1 Telecoms infrastructure and services treated separately
2.2 The benefits of telecommunications are now OTT
2.3 Separate the business models
2.4 Finetune the ITRs
3. The industry at a glance
4. Key trends in 2013
4.1 M2M and Big Data
4.1.1 M2M explosion and real-time data analytics
4.1.2 Management of bandwidth
4.2 Broadcasting
4.2.1 Smart TV to proliferate
4.3 Mobile infrastructure
4.3.1 Mobile broadband and LTE development
4.3.2 Emerging markets
4.4 Mobile services
4.4.1 Mobile software’s growing importance
4.4.2 Smart phones growth ahead
4.5 Fixed broadband infrastructure
4.6 Broadband subscriber growth slowing
5. Fixed broadband services
5.1 Web Real-time Communications (WebRTC)
5.2 Social Media developments
5.3 Cloud computing
5.4 Smart communities
5.5 Smart cities and energy efficiency
6. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts
Table 1 – Worldwide telecom statistics at a glance – 2013
Table 2 – Worldwide Internet users – 2000 - 2013
Table 3 – Worldwide fixed broadband subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2013
Table 4 – Worldwide social network advertising spending – 2008 – 2016
Chart 1 – Worldwide Internet users – 2000 - 2013
Chart 2 – Worldwide fixed broadband subscribers - 2005 – 2013

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