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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mobility and Telecommunications 2020 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: Despite 5G's Substantial Leap in Performance and Ability to Enable Advanced Use Cases, by 2023, Only 30% of Mobile Network Traffic Will Be Carried by 5G

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: By 2025, 50% of MNOs with Active 5G Deployments Will Leverage Network Slicing to Offer Secure and Segmented 5G Wireless Connectivity for Enterprise WANs as an Attractive Alternative to Wireline VPNs

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 3: By 2023, 80% of Global Enterprises Will Have Provisioned ACPCs to Their Employees

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 4: By 2024, 75% of Companies Will Leverage All Four Connectivity Types (Fixed, Cellular, LPWAN, and Wi-Fi) Throughout Their Daily Functions, with Cellular and LPWAN Seeing the Greatest Increase in Adoption

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Prediction 5: By 2024, to Serve Diverse Enterprise Use Cases with Agility, 60% of Carriers Will Have Adopted the DevSecOps Model for Building and Securing Their Networks and Set Up Supporting Teams and Processes

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Prediction 6: By 2023, Edge Computing/Virtualization Will Have Shifted the Delivery of 50% of Enterprise Network Services to a Cloud-Hosted, Pay-Per-Use Model Improving QoS and Accelerating Deployment of New Services

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Prediction 7: By 2023, as Privacy Concerns Become Even More Crucial, 45% of Managed Security SP Revenue Will Come from Integrating Security Capabilities into Other Services Such as Cloud, Connectivity, and IoT Services

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Prediction 8: By 2023, 80% of Telecom Operators Will Still Struggle to Deliver 5G and Network Slicing Services Because of the Lagging Capabilities of Their Operations and Business Management Systems/Processes

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Prediction 9: By 2022, 75% of Enterprise Frontline Workers Will Be Enabled with Mobile Devices, Apps, and Connectivity Services as Part of a Prioritized Effort to Increase the Efficiency of Task-Oriented Workflows

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IT Impact

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Prediction 10: By 2022, 60% of Mobility Management Service Providers Will Add PC Endpoint Device Management Capabilities, Resulting in 70% of Services Customers Moving to Managed Unified Endpoint Management Services

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IT Impact

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

The Age of Innovation: Driving the Future Enterprise

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Accelerated Disruption: Navigating Business Challenges as Volatility Intensifies

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Crisis of Digital Trust: Escalating Threats Mandate Strategic Responses

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Intelligence Everywhere: AI's opportunity and Implications

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Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control

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The Future of Work: Agile, Augmented, Borderless, and Reconfigurable

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The Platform Economy: Competing at Hyperscale

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