This IDC study presents the executive summary and key recommendations of a major study conducted for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) undertaken for a broad segment of stakeholders in the Next Generation Network (NGN) ecosystem, including vendors, network operators, enterprise customers, and policy makers. Continued and future economic and technological leadership will increasingly be tied to the mastery of Next Generation Networks and those underlying elements, which are rooted in fundamental and applied scientific research, development, and innovation. Development and support of a strong Canadian position in NGN technologies transcend individual levels of government, separate economic and industry sectors, and individual firms.
"Ensuring that Canada's economy remains in the global game will require a whole-of-society collaborative effort among all levels of government along with all businesses and organizations in every sector, academe, and players in the NGN ecosystem," states study author Lawrence Surtees, vice president, Communications Research at IDC Canada.
Air interface, Application delivery, Broadband, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Digital transformation, Internet of things, Networking virtualization, Public cloud services, Security management, WiFi, WAPI