Strategy Analytics predicts virtualization and Software Defined
Networking (SDN) will shift mobile operator costs dramatically and
accelerate service offerings in the coming decade. In its Mobile
Broadband Opportunities (MBO) service report, "2013
Network Trends - BT, Deutsche Telekom, Singtel, Telstra, Verizon Pioneer
SDN and Services at the Edge," Strategy Analytics identifies
operators and vendors who are pioneering network virtualization and SDN
beyond the 'hype' into practical implementation.
The report describes how operators are virtualizing lower layer network
resources, especially for next generation 4G IMS networks that already separate
the data and control planes like SDN For example, in June 2012, BT
announced that network virtualization had the potential to reduce the
total cost of ownership by a third to a half, and reduce power
consumption by more than 50 percent. In October DT's CTO endorsed
'one network'- a services SDN for fixed and wireless networks. And
Verizon's DMS CTO followed saying SDNs will fundamentally "change the
cost structure of network services, servers and network deployment."
Sue Rudd, Director Service Provider Analysis noted, "Operators are
beginning to see the huge potential for SDN beyond the Data Center -
SDNs will extend across technologies, frequencies and protocols to deliver
network services everywhere from anywhere. The immediate opportunity
is IP routing for virtualized caching and storage followed by shared
processing for the Radio Access Network (RAN) and load sharing for
mobile backhaul, leading eventually to a virtualized network core."
"Once service resources are virtualized with SDN, operators can
simultaneously differentiate business offerings, increase revenues and
accelerate delivery of new services," commented Susan Welsh de Grimaldo,
Broadband Opportunities (MBO). "With IP routers to support access
for 'Services at the Edge', operators can deliver multi-screen video,
digital advertising, and mobility everywhere seamlessly at low cost."
A complimentary Executive Summary of the report is available at: http://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx mod=reportabstractviewer&a0=8139
About Strategy Analytics
With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics, Inc.
provides subscription services, consulting and market intelligence for
mobile and wireless marketswww.StrategyAnalytics.com
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