2013 Trends: Mervyn Kelly, marketing director, Ciena

Brazil will see a major overhaul of its networks in 2013.

  • A network make-over year for Brazilian operators, driven by the upcoming World Cup and Rio Olympics

The upcoming World Cup and Rio Olympics will bring a year of transformation to Brazilian telecoms. Network modernization, from capacity to latency and ultra-high availability, will be an imperative because disruptions to the event(s) will not be tolerated.

  • The year when Cloud Computing comes of age and SDN is born

As we move into 2013, businesses in developing markets will leverage the cloud for large amounts of data storage, driven by the need to scale while decreasing costs. This will also lead to the evolution of software defined networking (SDN) technology implementations, helping to improve network operations and allowing IT managers to tailor according to their specific applications and IT requirements.

  • 4G Mobile/LTE and backhaul deployments will finally begin in 2013

New LTE deployments will continue to come while the demands on mobile backhaul networks steadily climb, with important LTE trials and new service dates expected in 2013. The Brazilian market will be an interesting one to watch in 2013, given the government’s objective to have 4G services in all its major cities before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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