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2018 Trends and Outlook

Welcome to The Fast Mode's 2018 #Trends&Outlook segment, which follows the 2017, 2016 and 2015 #Trends&Outlook which featured some of the best predictions in the industry from more than 100 leading telecom tech companies. The Fast Mode #Trends&Outlook series is one of the most popular references within the telecom community and discusses some of the most forward concepts and breakthrough ideas covering both technologies and service innovations in the industry.

Convergence, Content, Community and APIs Will Drive Carrier Success

...more comprehensive services and improved functionality. By building next generation carrier networks on open APIs that cultivate the developer community innovation occurs more rapidly and organically, subscribers benefit from...

By Barry Sher, VP of Business Development

The Advent of a Solid NFV Foundation

...In 2018, cyber security will be defined through network-wide rules and methods that manage a large number of applications. This is similar to the broad policies that have already been successfully implemented for charging....

By Nicolas Bouthors, NFV CTO

Convergence, Content, Community and APIs Will Drive Carrier Success

Barry Sher, VP of Business Development

...more comprehensive services and improved functionality. By building next generation carrier networks on open APIs that cultivate the developer community innovation occurs more rapidly and organically, subscribers benefit from new and unique services the carrier is unable or unwilling to provide, and the carrier benefits from...

2018 Telecom Predictions – The Traditional Industry Moves to the Back Seat

Jim Machi, SVP of Product Management & Marketing

...They want the infrastructure to be able to scale up (and down), they want to move CAPEX to OPEX, and they want lower overall costs. In other words, they want the same benefits, the same end game, as “True NFV”, but obtain this from running an infrastructure Virtual Machine in a cloud such as Amazon EC2...

Telcos as Banks, Platforms and Marketing Powerhouses

Martin Koppel, CEO and Co-Founder

...The good thing is, telcos don’t need to build out the services on their own. Card issuers support white-labelling. As do insurance companies, and the same with credit scoring. 3rd parties already provide the content with digital bundling partnerships. Telcos can do the same with financial services. They can be providers of the "last mile" of connectivity, user acquisition and on boarding....

In 2018, Telco Digital Transformation Will Soar Even Higher

Jennifer Kyriakakis, Founder and VP of Marketing

...Amazon could become the aggregator of a consumer’s digital spend by offering personalization and spend management features all in one place. Or, if Amazon can strike the right deals with operators – they could be in a prime spot to offer a converged access-retail-entertainment play, potentially even funding the consumer mobile business through targeted advertising....

Life in the Fast Lane: Blurring the Lines at the Edge of the Network

Sameh Yamany, CTO

...To ensure capacity to meet the demand for bandwidth at the edge of the networks, these mobile providers will need to install more fiber — not just for backhaul, but also FTTH. At the same time, wireline service providers are weighing fixed wireless as an alternative to deliver gigabit to the home, as they pursue multiple wireline technologies to reach speeds above 1 GB....

The Advent of a Solid NFV Foundation

Nicolas Bouthors, NFV CTO

...In 2018, cyber security will be defined through network-wide rules and methods that manage a large number of applications. This is similar to the broad policies that have already been successfully implemented for charging, based on describing behavior by category and defining their fundamental characteristics....

Ten Hot Real Time Communications Mega Trends for 2018 & Beyond

Patrick Joggerst, EVP Business Development

...But once again, with this massive growth in communications sessions – whether those are VoIP sessions – CLI sessions – other data sessions – the more we all communicate the greater the opportunity for malicious players to tunnel in and wreak havoc on not only our communications per se, but the applications connected to communications through a tsunami of...

2018: The Year Telcos Will Become The Catalyst To Financial Inclusion

Steve Polsky, Founder and CEO

...In 2018 cryptocurrency and blockchain will be the driving force of financial inclusion. As more financially underserved individuals gain access to entry level smartphones capable of running apps that access blockchain systems, financial services based on this technology will be put into the hands of everyone with a mobile device....