This IDC study provides an updated forecast of the worldwide telecommunications market for the 2017–2021 period. It updates the forecast published in Worldwide Telecommunications Services Forecast, 2017–2021 (IDC #US42479817, April 2017).
"The worldwide telecommunications market will continue to experience flat growth in connectivity over the next five years as the mobile and broadband segments mature and growth slows down." According to Courtney Munroe, GVP, Worldwide Telecommunications Services, IDC, "CSPs will need to redouble efforts to leverage growth from emerging sectors such as IoT. To take advantage of growth opportunities, they will have to redouble their efforts to enable new digital platforms, leveraging automation and innovative customer service."