Telecommunications predictions 2008
TMT trends 2008
This study examines 10 global emerging trends sure to have a major influence on the telecommunications sector:
- From credit crunch to communications crisis — will the global contraction of credit provoke a crisis in 2008?
- Capitalising on the $10 mobile phone — the major opportunity for the $10 phone may be the market for machines, rather than for people.
- Incumbents converting threats into opportunities — while the threat of disruption has frequently come and gone, many underlying technologies survive.
- Giving mobile GPS direction — this year could see that mobile could fit better into GPS than GPS into mobile phones.
- Exploiting new media’s growing need for communication — it is likely that this year will see digital communications becoming more varied, vibrant and vital to the way we live than ever before.
- Getting mobile indoors may spur network sharing — the need for improved indoor network mobile coverage is likely to be increasingly important for operators.
- Grey is good - the ROI from making telecommunications accessible to all — creating products that are usable by older generations and the younger generations – rather than focusing on the needs of the younger generations.
- The rising power of emerging market mobile operators — cellular mobile operations in emerging markets look set for high growth in 2008 and operators in developed countries should therefore move quickly if they wish to compete in these markets.
- Questioning the need for speed — the debate over how fast is fast enough in the telecommunications sector is likely to be as vigorous in 2008 as ever.
- GSM comes of age — on 7 September 2008, GSM comes of age . . .
The report includes recommendations from the Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry group on how to take advantage of these emerging trends.
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Telecommunications Predictions 2008 (PDF, 751KB)
Deloitte Global report
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