By 2017, the Chinese telecom industry is expected to spend 22.8 billion yuan (US$3.7 billion) in IT-related investments, according to IDC, which recommends telcos extract value from existing customers and big data.
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While Australia argues about the merits of rolling out a $43 billion fibre-to-the-home network, a similar debate rages over the ditch in New Zealand.
The members of the Alliance for Affordable Broadband, which last night released a manifesto with an alternative plan for a national broadband network, are looking out for their own interests and not those of the nation, according to IDC telecommunications analyst David Cannon.
Telcos are spending more on construction of long-term evolution networks than on WiMax, according to a report by IDC
Telstra has revealed that it will be offshoring a substantial portion of its bill support contact centre operation to the Philippines.
Voice over IP has reached some major milestones in 2008 — in both the enterprise and consumer ends of the market — but how long can traditional telcos continue to fight against this disruptive technology?
Telstra's plans to switch on ADSL2+ across 900 exchanges throughout the country may have a substantial destabilising effect on the communications market, and alter the national carriers relationship with government and regulators, according to a report.
Disruptive technologies and competitive pressures will force telco players to reassess their businesses, says the research firm.
Telecommunications companies and information technology vendors are expected to compete heavily for the same Managed Network Services (MNS) market in the future, according to an International Data Corp report.IDC's latest report, entitled "Australian Managed Network Services 2003 - 2008 Forecast and Analysis: Telcos and IT Vendors Moving Up or Down the Value Chain," says the Australian MNS market will be worth AU$1.
There is a silver lining to the broadband fiasco, but to realise it telcos, regulators and service providers must work together
The tightening of belts by tech firms here could have a positive effect on telcos, says research firm IDC -- but broadband may suffer
IDC tells telcos to jump on the Internet bandwagon and converge