IDC's Japan Network Services (Japanese Version with Key English Language Reports) analyzes that communications service providers (SPs) are targeting, focusing on enterprise network services, SDx, and Branch of One (remote work environment that includes networking).
Work style transformation associated with the spread of the COVID-19 has changed the optimal network configuration for many companies. The challenges for corporate network managers are becoming increasingly complex, such as DX, the use of SD-WAN and cloud-based security services, and effective handling of the traffic increase caused by web conferencing, based on the assumption of hybrid work where a certain number of people always work from home. On the technology side, there are changes such as the advance of network virtualization, the spread of AI, IoT, and 5G commercial services, as well as increased R&D for 6G. On the competition side, telecommunications carriers are facing new competition from cloud service providers and others.
From these points of view, this program analyzes market trends, player strategies, and customer needs. It provides the latest insights on the markets and offers market forecasts and market shares. In the 2023 program, market trends of small and medium-sized business (SMB) and cloud WANs are specially focused.