Mobile broadband technologies will drive investment in network management systems during the next five years
Date: Fri, 10/28/2011 - 14:38 Source: Analysys Mason press department
The worldwide network management systems (NMS) market generated USD4.4 billion (EUR3.2 billion) in revenue in 2010, and is forecasted to generate USD6.0 billion (EUR4.4 billion) in 2015, at a CAGR of 6.4%, according to Analysys Mason's latest report
Glen Ragoonanan, Senior Analyst at Analysys Mason
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“In their efforts to increase service revenue, communications service providers (CSPs) are likely to focus investment on mobile broadband technologies – LTE in developed markets and HSPA in emerging markets,” explains Glen Ragoonanan, Senior Analyst at Analysys Mason and author of the report NEMs’ network management systems: worldwide forecast 2011–2015.
Take-up of mobile devices (such as smartphones, tablet PCs and USB modems) is growing rapidly as they become more affordable. As a result, CSPs are investing in technology upgrades to increase mobile broadband capacity and provide a higher quality of service. Mobile backhaul, macrocell (LTE, HSPA), microcell (femtocells and Wi-Fi) and offloading transport (such as metro-Ethernet, optical transport and VDSL2) are the key investment areas for end-to-end mobile broadband. North America will lead LTE investments during the next two years.
Ragoonanan, lead analyst of the Infrastructure Solutions research programme, says: “Optical national broadband networks (NBN) will support mobile backhaul in addition to the growth in fixed broadband services (such as IPTV), and over-the-top and cloud services. Asia–Pacific will take the lead in optical NBN investments during the next five years because of the lower labour costs in the region.”
LTE and optical NBNs are the two main areas of technology investment that will drive strong growth in the NMS market until 2013. IP services will continue to drive investments in business services and residential broadband NMS, while spending on PSTN NMS will continue to decline during the next five years.