Key Questions for The Future of the Network, Part 2: Forthcoming Disruptions
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5G. SDN/NFV. Gigabit cable. WiFi. IoT. Spectrum policy. Vendor consolidation. Despite carefully-constructed business cases for future network investment, the goal-posts are always moving, and even the best-laid plans face possible disruptions – positive or negative. To kick off our ‘Future of the Network’ research stream, we outlined the key questions determining the business case for future investments in the network. This is Part 2, which covers critical network-technology disruptions, the impact of government and regulation, and the shifting vendor landscape.
Format: PDF filePages: 40 pages Charts: 14 Author: STL research team Publication Date: May 2015
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Does the network matter? And will it face “disruption”?
- Raising questions
- Overview: Which disruptions are next?
- Critical network-technology disruptions
- Non-disruptive network technologies
- Virtualisation & the “software telco” – how far, how fast?
- What is the path to 5G? And what will it be used for?
- What is the role of WiFi & other wireless technologies?
- What else needs to happen?
- What are the impacts of government & regulation?
- Will the vendor landscape shift?
- Conclusions & Other Questions
- STL Partners and Telco 2.0: Change the Game
Table of Figures
- Figure 1: New services are both network-integrated & independent
- Figure 2: IMS-based services (mostly VoIP) are evolutionary not disruptive
- Figure 3: ETSI’s vision for NFV
- Figure 4: Virtualisation-driven services: Cloud or Network anchored?
- Figure 5: Virtualisation roadmap: Telefonica
- Figure 6: 5G timeline & top-level uses
- Figure 7: Suggested example 5G use-cases
- Figure 8: 5G architecture will probably be virtualised from Day 1
- Figure 9: Key 5G Research Initiatives
- Figure 10: Cellular M2M is growing, but only a fraction of IoT overall
- Figure 11: Proliferating wireless options for IoT
- Figure 12: Forthcoming IoT-related wireless technologies
- Figure 13: London bus with free WiFi sponsored by ice-cream company
- Figure 14: Vendor landscape in turmoil as IT & network domains merge
Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 5G, fiber, fibre, future, Government, landscape, network, questions, regulation, spectrum, Strategy, vendor, Virtualisation