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Nov 2016 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US40848516

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Telecommunications 2017 Predictions

Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Telecommunications 2017 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2018, SD-WAN Will Be Adopted by 60% of Enterprises as a Critical Component of Remote Branch Connectivity

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: By 2018, Despite Hype on the Benefits of Low-Power WAN, Such as LoRa and SIGFOX, IoT-Unlicensed Spectrum and Inability to Offer QoS Will Cause Companies to Focus on Noncritical Business Deployments

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

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Prediction 3: By 2018, More than 65% of Enterprise UC&C Implementations Will Be Cloud-Based UCaaS

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 4: By 2018, 50% of Multinational Corporations Will Leverage SDN-Based Virtual Network Services to Complement Layer 3 MPLS-Based Applications

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Prediction 5: In 2017, 5G Connectivity Will Be a Board-Level Agenda Item for 50% of the Global 2000, Largely in Response to the Hype from Top-Tier Mobile Network Operators over Standards and Use Case Potential

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 6: By 2019, Enterprises Will Require Analytics as a Service Leverage Through Intelligence/Analytics in the Network Edge/Core

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IT Impact

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Prediction 7: By 2018, More than 90% of Enterprises Will Leverage CSP "Cloud Connect" Services to Access Multiple Public Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) Capabilities by Leveraging VPN, Ethernet, and Fiber Networks

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Prediction 8: By 2020, 75% of Communications Service Providers Will Offer Customized Pricing Structures for Enterprise Connectivity Services, Enabling Enterprise Line-of-Business Managers to Include Connectivity as a Part of Commercial Goods and Services, Especially IoT

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Prediction 9: By 2019, Enterprise Companies Will Require an Integrated Portal for Managing Disparate Vendors and Monitoring Tools

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 10: By 2017, More than 50% of Enterprise Companies Will Engage Third-Party Service Providers to Implement Real-Time Communication APIs

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

DX: Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society

New Funding Models: Accelerating Disruption and Innovation

Everything, Everywhere: The Rise of Computer-Based Intelligence

Shifting Economics: Data as Digital Capital

Platform Economy: The Ecosystem Battle for Scale

Connected Conflict: Convergence of Technology and Privacy

Materialization: Revolutionizing Industrial and Commercial Processes

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