Mobile broadband is driving mobile service revenue, says Infonetics

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Mobile broadband is driving mobile service revenue and will be the main telecom growth engine worldwide, according to analysts from Infonetics Research in their new report Global Telecom and Datacom Market Trends and Drivers.

In addition, mobility, BYOD, cloud and virtualizations are the top drivers of enterprise networking and IT spending, led by North American firms.

At the same time, Europe is expected to be a leader in telecom carrier capital expenditure in 2014, with the large operators--Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Vodafone--shelling out big bucks to upgrade their networks, according to Infonetics.

"Economic expansion in mature economies and falling unemployment in Europe is driving stronger growth in enterprise telecom and datacom expenditures this year. We expect the network infrastructure segment to be the main beneficiary of growing investments, followed by security," says Matthias Machowinski, Infonetics' directing analyst for enterprise networks.

To beef up revenues, some telecom service providers are turning to new architectural options, such as caching and content delivery networks, distributed broadband remote access servers and broadband network gateways, next-generation central offices, distributed mini data centers and video optimization.

Telecom operators are also leveraging subscriber and network intelligence to support marketing and loyalty programs, as well as software-defined networks and network functions virtualization, says Infonetics.

For more:
- check out the Infonetics release

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