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Telcos Turn to Telecom Platform Deployment Provider NEI as Reducing Operating Costs Becomes a Priority
By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer
This past year the telecommunications industry was, according to a report from RCR Wireless (News - Alert) News, affected by slowing economic growth due to the ongoing debt crisis. However, while this did indeed result in North America, Europe and developed parts of Asia-Pacific experiencing negative growth, the report also states that the BRIC, MEA and developing Asia-Pacific experienced stronger-than-average growth.
The RCR Wireless News report goes on to state that this pattern of overall slowed growth with increased growth largely in developing areas is reflected in mobile connections growth for 2012, and is expected to continue in 2013. In fact, mobile connections growth is expected to slow to seven percent in 2013, with emerging markets accounting for 89 percent of net additions. Mobile broadband connections, meanwhile, are expected to grow by 27 percent, with LTE (News - Alert) connections increasing 150 percent.
Telecommunications companies are expected to continue to manage operating expenses, while aiming to provide a better end-to-end customer experience, namely in terms of network quality and availability. In order to accomplish this, many telecommunications providers are likely to turn to NEI and its Lifecycle Engine for Application Deployment (LEAD) system, as well as its carrier and enterprise communications platforms.
The LEAD system, in particular, can help new products quickly become viable as it is present from the inception of a project and powers key design and engineering applications. It also encompasses mission critical tasks — solution design, system integration, application management and global logistics — which significantly reduce the complexity of transitioning and managing such solutions.
NEI also offers a number of telecom platform applications which can increase the efficiency and quality of communications, including IP PBX (News - Alert) solutions, recording, VoIP and media gateways.
Events such as the acquisition of Cariden Technology by Cisco Systems serve as reminders that telecom equipment manufacturers often have to respond a wide range of ever-changing technologies. Cariden offers design, network planning and traffic management solutions for telecom platform deployment scenarios, and obviously will play a role in Cisco’s (News - Alert) strategy for 2013.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein