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Oct 2017 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US43155617

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Telecommunications 2018 Predictions

Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Telecommunications 2018 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2019, 60% of Enterprises Will Have Implemented SD-WAN at Some Sites

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: By 2019, 30% of Enterprises Will Leverage vCPE- and NFV-Based Applications

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 3: By 2019, More than 60% of Enterprise UC&C Implementations Will Be Hybrid (a Mix of On-Premises and Cloud)

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IT Impact

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Prediction 4: By the End of 2018, More than 90% of Enterprises Will Leverage Communication Service Provider "Cloud Connect" Services

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 5: While More than 50% of Enterprises Will Still Use MPLS IP VPN Platforms, by 2020, the Adoption of SD-WAN and Layer 2 Ethernet Will Precipitate a Decline in the Growth of MPLS VPNs

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 6: By 2020, More than 50% of Enterprises Will Leverage CPaaS Platforms to Implement Real-Time Communications APIs for Customer Service, Collaboration, and Message Notification Applications

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 7: By 2018, 47% of Enterprises Will Plan to Outsource Managed WiFi Services to Service Providers

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 8: By 2020, Networking Portal Analytics, and Other Applications Leveraging AI and Automation, Will Have Become an Essential Tool for More than 70% of Enterprises Worldwide

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Prediction 9: By 2020, 50% of Fortune 500 Enterprises Will Have Deployed Private LTE Networks

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 10: By 2020, Enterprises Will Face Huge Skills Gaps or Resource Constraints, Which Will Drive Organizations to Look at Third-Party Outsourcing Companies Such as Managed Security Service Providers for Expertise and a Reduction in Overhead and Other Related Costs

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Accelerating DX: Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society

Platform Disruption: Unleashing Digital Innovation's Power for Scale

Innovation Impasse: Legacy Systems Constraining Transformation

Cyberthreats: Theft, Ransom, Cyberattack on the Rise

Human Versus Machine: The Impact of AI and Automation

Global Volatility: Political, Social, and Economic Disturbance

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