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Telecommunications Predictions 2007

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Issues covered in our Telecommunications Predictions publication include:

Reaching the limits of cyberspace
Growth in video traffic on the ‘superhighway’ means the Internet is approaching gridlock.

The net neutrality debate needs resolution
The Internet: fundamental freedom for all or a tiered, toll-based enterprise?

The broadband appliance unlocks the Internet for everyone
Sidestepping the PC via new, small devices will promote future growth in Internet penetration.

Long live mobile video (just forget the television)
Moving video content from the phone and onto bigger screens is far more likely to reap profits than trying to squeeze television onto mobile phones.

It’s mobile, but not as we knew it
Network operators need to shake things up as mobile moves indoors.

The case for innovation, not imitation, in IPTV
IPTV needs to develop an original offer of television, not be a pale imitation of what currently exists.

The kilobyte is the killer application
Bigger is not always better, as kilobyte-sized applications show.

The double-edged sword of triple play
Failure to deliver a consistent quality of service across all their bundled offerings could cost operators dearly.

The connectivity chasms deepen
In the expanding digital divide, if you do not have voice, you may not have a voice.

The rising cost of free telecommunications
The ‘free lunch’ in telecommunications may cause indigestion for some.

For more information, download the  Telecommunications Predictions 2007 report (PDF, 624KB)

Related information
Other TMT Trends 2007 publications:
Technology Predictions 2007 
Media Predictions 2007

In the press
BBC Technology: The net grows to meet fresh demands
Deloitte analyses top trends for the telecoms industry for 2007


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