By all accounts, the Internet of Things is going to be big -- to the tune of 30 billion connected devices by 2020.
According to a report by BTE Intelligence earlier this year, there will be 34 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, up from 10 billion in 2015.
The Internet of Things has the potential to drive economic impact of $4 trillion to $11 trillion per year in 2025, according to a separate report by the McKinsey Global Institute. Business-to-business applications will most likely capture more value -- nearly 70% -- than consumers use even though consumer applications, including fitness monitors and autonomous cars, currently garner the most attention.
While the IoT will have the biggest impact in advanced economies, developing countries could generate nearly 40% of IoT's value or close to half in some settings, the report said.
10/16/2017 Huawei Network Transformation SeminarThe adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
In this Telco Transformation radio show, IHS Markit's Michael Howard will talk about the network domains that carriers are targeting for SDN, the top SDN services that are driving revenues and the deployment barriers this year. Howard will also address whether carriers are embracing open source or using vendor-specific implementations.
MEF is working to define, deliver, and certify dynamic communications services that are orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated, virtualized and interconnected networks. In this radio show, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes talks about the challenges and the solutions that his organization is working on and provides a preview of the MEF17 conference in November.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.
In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:
Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.