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Redback sees hope for telecom players in ’09

Redback Networks, an Ericsson company, today released its top five telecommunications predictions for 2009.


December 17, 2008  


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Redback Networks, an Ericsson company, today released its top five telecommunications predictions for 2009.

 

A common trend is the critical need among telecommunication providers to lower cost structures and maximize technology investments, even more so given today’s challenging economy. Architectural changes in the operations center will present new opportunities to carriers.

 

Predictions for 2009 include:

 

1.  More Functionality at the Edge Leads to Cost Savings from Equipment Consolidation: Less will definitely be more in 2009, as operators look for ways to minimize hardware investments while maintaining highly scalable and flexible networks.

 

2. A New Utilitarian View of IP Convergence: As the lines between service networks continue to blur, the company expects greater convergence and a more “utilitarian” view of the network based on IP.

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3. Seismic Architectural Transformations: 2009 is the year of architectural transformation. For the first time in decades, operators will have an opportunity to revamp legacy strategies and leverage recent routing innovations based on the increased importance of the edge and the move to converged IP.

 

4. Enterprise IT Pushes Service Innovation: It’s a buyer’s market, and the pressure will be on carriers to step up service offerings in support of enterprise initiatives such as cloud computing and virtualization. As a result, the company says it expects greater subscriber management intelligence to be built into the network, causing a fundamental change in the economic relationships between carrier and enterprise.

 

5. Mobile Broadband Proliferation: Over the next 12 months, carriers will move pilot programs to execution mode in a new era of mobile broadband. Operators will favor equipment providers who can deliver end-to-end mobile and fixed solutions.