Strategy Analytics: Virtualize to Win - BT, Deutsche Telekom, SingTel, Telstra and Verizon Pioneering Virtualization, Software

  Strategy Analytics: Virtualize to Win - BT, Deutsche Telekom, SingTel,
  Telstra and Verizon Pioneering Virtualization, Software Defined Networking
  (SDN) and ‘Services at the Edge’

          Rethinking the Network to Enhance Mobile Broadband Margins

Business Wire

BOSTON -- January 24, 2013

Strategy Analytics predicts virtualization and Software Defined Networking
(SDN) will shift mobile operator costs dramatically and accelerate service
offerings in the coming decade. In its Mobile Broadband Opportunities (MBO)
service report, “2013 Network Trends - BT, Deutsche Telekom, Singtel, Telstra,
Verizon Pioneer SDN and Services at the Edge,” Strategy Analytics identifies
operators and vendors who are pioneering network virtualization and SDN beyond
the ‘hype’ into practical implementation.

The report describes how operators are virtualizing lower layer network
resources, especially for next generation 4G IMS networks that already
separate the data and control planes like SDN. For example, in June 2012, BT
announced that network virtualization had the potential to reduce the total
cost of ownership by a third to a half, and reduce power consumption by more
than 50 percent. In October DT’s CTO endorsed ‘one network’– a services SDN
for fixed and wireless networks. And Verizon’s DMS CTO followed saying SDNs
will fundamentally “change the cost structure of network services, servers and
network deployment.”

Sue Rudd, Director Service Provider Analysis noted, ”Operators are beginning
to see the huge potential for SDN beyond the Data Center - SDNs will extend
across technologies, frequencies and protocols to deliver network services
everywhere from anywhere. The immediate opportunity is IP routing for
virtualized caching and storage followed by shared processing for the Radio
Access Network (RAN) and load sharing for mobile backhaul, leading eventually
to a virtualized network core.”

“Once service resources are virtualized with SDN, operators can simultaneously
differentiate business offerings, increase revenues and accelerate delivery of
new services,” commented Susan Welsh de Grimaldo, Director Mobile Broadband
Opportunities (MBO). “With IP routers to support access for ‘Services at the
Edge’, operators can deliver multi-screen video, digital advertising, and
mobility everywhere seamlessly at low cost.”

A complimentary Executive Summary of the report is available at:

About Strategy Analytics

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provides subscription services, consulting and market intelligence for mobile
and wireless markets


Strategy Analytics
Sue Rudd, +1 617-614-0709
Susan Welsh de Grimaldo, +1 617-614-0724
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