This week we cover takeaways from the Mobile World Congress, forecast the telecom markets in Slovakia and Indonesia, discuss Carrier Ethernet exchanges and the testing of planned LTE networks, and check in on the DPI market. It’s all this week in an action-packed edition of Research Rewind.
- Mobile World Congress ended yesterday, and Pyramid and Heavy Reading experts sorted through the noise to answer the "so what?" question for operators, vendors and their fellow travelers. Pyramid Analyst Eulalia Marín-Sorribes attended MWC and wrote a daily blog covering topics as diverse as MVNOs, mobile advertising and content portability, while Heavy Reading consultant Berge Ayvazian discussed the global growth prospects for LTE/TDD in light of the Global TDD Initiative announced at MWC.
- We published two new Pyramid Country Intelligence Reports (CIRs) on Slovakia and Indonesia this week, offering five-year telecom market forecasts for each country. In the Slovakia CIR, we look at opportunities for new operators in the market if the Slovak government sells their stake in Slovak Telecom. Crossing over to the Asia-Pacific region, our analysts show why Indonesia “contains some of the most attractive growth opportunities in the global telecom market.” Did you know you can download free excerpts of these CIRs and CIRs for almost 60 other countries? Yes, you can.
- We also published two Heavy Reading Insiders this week. "Carrier Ethernet Exchanges: Who's Doing What" profiles and analyzes five CEE services and looks at the impact that the MEF's E-NNI standard will have on carrier Ethernet service interconnection. "LTE Providers Look to Testing to Verify Planned Networks" discusses the need for LTE testing, including the benefits testing can provide and challenges the market faces. It also profiles 11 leading vendors. Click the links to check out free excerpts of both reports.
- Heavy Reading just updated their semi-annual "Deep Packet Inspection Market Tracker" report this week. According to the report, worldwide sales of DPI products to telecom network operators grew 21.2 percent in 2010 and are expected to grow another 21 percent this year. For more information, or to receive a PowerPoint demo of the Deep Packet Inspection Market Tracker, please contact Dave Williams, sales director at Heavy Reading.
That’s Research Rewind for this week. Until next Friday, we’ll see you online at Pyramid Research and Heavy Reading. May the telecom be with you!
— Matt Donnelly, Managing Editor, Pyramid Research