Infonetics Research: Telecom Growth Rate Still Outpacing GDP Growth

  Infonetics Research: Telecom Growth Rate Still Outpacing GDP Growth

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CAMPBELL, Calif. -- December 20, 2012

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its December
2012 Fundamental Telecom and Datacom Market Drivers report, which analyzes
global and regional market trends and conditions.


“As we’re ending 2012, Europe’s crisis remains uncontained and is now
spreading to Germany. The potential of shaking business confidence everywhere
in the world has risen to new heights, and the IMF lowered its growth forecast
and is warning of recession risks due to downward revision of global GDP,
which now stands at 3.3%. Economic readings are worrisome everywhere but the
U.S., but so far the impact on global telecom and enterprise remains tame, and
we’re forecasting capex to grow nearly 4% in 2012 over 2011,” notes Stéphane
Téral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at
Infonetics Research.

Téral adds: “With the announcement of AT&T’s and Deutsche Telekom’s
multi-billion dollar investment plans, next year’s capex outlay looks


  *Globally, mobile service revenue is the main growth engine in the overall
    telecom/datacom market, up 4.3% year-over-year in the first half of 2012
  *User mobility, specifically BYOD anywhere, is putting pressure on carriers
    to move to a single network for fixed and mobile access, internet traffic,
    and private/premium services
  *Data traffic growth is outstripping transport equipment costs: traffic is
    climbing 29% annually while equipment costs are falling 10%
  *Software-defined networks (SDNs) are here to stay, but not today: SDNs are
    on service providers’ minds, but it is a longer-term challenge to find
    implementations of hybrid SDN and non-SDN in live networks
  *The phase out of stimulus monies and pressure on government budgets is
    decreasing public sector spending and taking a bite out of overall
    enterprise growth
  *With security top of mind due to unprecedented threats and the growing
    BYOD trend, businesses everywhere are looking to integrate security into
    everything from smartphones to routers and switches, and are evaluating
    data center security appliances, cloud security services, and security for
    virtualized environments and public and private clouds


Infonetics’  market drivers report is published twice annually to provide
analysis of global and regional market trends and conditions affecting service
providers, enterprises, subscribers, and the global economy. The report assess
the state of the telecom industry, telling the story of what’s going on now
and what is expected in the near and long term, including spending trends;
subscriber forecasts; macroeconomic drivers; and key economic statistics
(e.g., unemployment, OECD indicators, GDP growth). The 40-page report is
illustrated with charts, graphs, tables, and written analysis. To buy the
report, contact Infonetics:


Clients: Join Stéphane Téral Dec. 20 at 9 AM Pacific for a live conference
call on fundamental market drivers. Log in for password:


  *WEBINAR: Scaling Small Cell Backhaul, with Alcatel-Lucent, Ceragon,
    Vitesse (Feb. 2013)
  *WEBINAR: Integrating Carrier WiFi with the Mobile Network, with Ruckus
    (Feb. 2013)
  *WEBINAR: 100G Optics: Why Operators Are Upgrading Now, w/ Cisco, Cyan,
    Oclaro (Mar.)
  *WEBINAR: Core Routers Move to the Metro, with Alcatel-Lucent (Apr.)
  *WEBINAR: SMS/MMS Security Platforms for Mobile Carriers (Sponsorships
  *WEBINAR: Service Provider SDNs: Here to Stay (Sponsorships available)
  *WEBINAR: Routing vs. Ethernet for LTE Backhaul (Sponsorships available)
  *WEBINAR: The Demand Boom in Diameter Signaling Controllers (Sponsorships


Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, events brochure, publication
calendar, report highlights, tables of contents and more at

  *3G and 4G (LTE, WiMAX) Broadband Devices and Subscribers Market Report
  *Mobile Backhaul Wireline Equipment Vendor Leadership: Global Service
  *Service Provider Capex, Opex, Revenue, and Subscribers Database
  *Telecommunications Equipment Vendor Leadership Scorecard


  *Infonetics Overall Market Trends and Forecasts research brief:
  *Operators stepping up equipment spending in 2013, led by Asia; growth
    returns to Europe
  *Mobile operators feeling pressure from OTT and free services
  *Wireless LAN gear, star of the networking industry, tops $1 billion per
  *Weakness in Europe, softness in public sector braking enterprise switch
  *Mobile, data center verticals driving DDoS prevention security market


N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard,, +1

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne,,

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic,,

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan:


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and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader
in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world
regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively.
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Infonetics Research
Stéphane Téral, +1-408-583-3371
Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
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