2013 Trends: Beatriz Butsana-Sita, Managing Director, BT Global Telecom Markets

Emerging markets will continue to prove their value in 2013, attracting investment, according to BT Global Telecom Markets.
  1. Continued globalisation and maturing of key growth markets attracts capital and thus benefits the infrastructure investments and accessibility of services, such as fixed and mobile broadband to end customers.
  2. Plant facilities in emerging markets and the increasing demand of higher value goods directly in the emerging regions drives stronger integration of the production value chain. This makes more advanced and cloud based enterprise communication portfolios necessary which emerging operators have to build.
  3. New devices, such as ultrabooks, smartphones and tablets drive the migration towards IP services both for data and voice on fixed and mobile networks. Especially IPX will be a focus area for carriers looking to boost quality and value add in voice and data services.
  4. Big data increases demand for strong global network capacity in data centres, long-haul and backhaul networks. Especially the immature markets will face both the challenge and the requirement to address those needs to enable operators and their customers to benefit from the above mentioned trends.

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