Bandwidth-intensive rich media services will continue to grow this year as BYOD and universal communications take centre stage...
Bandwidth-intensive rich media services: Bandwidth-intensive rich media services will continue to grow this year as BYOD and universal communications take centre stage. Coinciding with this will be an accelerated adoption of VoIP, VoLTE, RCS and MultiMedia Telephony solutions as telecom providers look to next generation services for extra ARPU. The end result of this will be an explosive increase in SIP messages. Therefore, services like SIM-ring/forking, SMS over IP, IM and presence could also play a key role in 2013, potentially resulting in 500 additional SIP messages per user, per day.
Cloud computing: Another service that will increasingly be used in 2013 is cloud computing, especially among SMEs. With bandwidth constantly expanding, especially in the developing world, businesses will want to take advantage of the lower operating costs/increased services cloud provides to increase competitive advantage and boost efficiencies.
Virtualisation: Finally, the Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) initiative launched in late 2012, which has been designed to tackle the challenges of building future networks by taking advantage of the increasing range of virtualisation technologies, should begin to have an impact. Including many of the major telecom operators, the NFV is aiming to do what Metaswitch has been doing throughout 2012: using virtualisation technologies to help enterprises lower costs and improve productivity.