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Telecom Network and ICT Technology Trends: Next Big Things

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- just published a new market research report:

Telecom Network and ICT Technology Trends: Next Big Things

This IDC study examines the technological drivers behind ICT transformation and identifies and describes five key interrelated trends that are driving network change in the immediate two- to five-year future. We then take a closer examination of 10 state-of-the-art emerging technologies that will transform global communications and electronics in the longer-term horizon over the next decade or more.

"The global ICT sector is poised for dramatic transformation over the next decade as novel technologies and entirely new approaches to handle the unprecedented data explosion make their way to market," says Lawrence Surtees, principal analyst and vice president, Communications research and study author at IDC Canada.

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study


Situation Overview

New Technology Drivers

Future Outlook

Five Immediate Trends

Wireless, Wireless, Wireless!

LTE at Metro Ethernet Speed Soon

Gigabit LTE Next

DARPA Pursues 100Gbps RF Backbone

Faster Optical Networks

CANARIE Deploys Ciena 100Gbps

From 100Gbps to 400Gbps in the Core

And 40Gbps to 100Gbps in Ethernet Edge

Toward Terabit Ethernet

Hollow-Core Fiber to Boost Speed Further

Machine-to-Machine Communications

Near-Field Communication

Rogers and Bell Embrace NFC

Interac Flash Bypasses Wireless Providers

IPv6 Addressing


Software-Defined Networks and Network Integration

Vendors Eagerly Embrace SDN

NSPs Test SDN While Awaiting Standards

Google Embraces SDN with OpenFlowSAVI Test Bed Readied

Next Big Things: Ten Long-Term Enabling Technologies

Millimeter Waves

WiGig: Gigabit WiFi

Millimeter Wave Power Amplifiers

Terahertz Frequencies

Millimeter Wave Rocket Propulsion

Heterogenous Wireless Networks

Cognitive Software-Defined Radios and MIMO Antennas

Smart Antennas

Miniature Satellites

M3M Maritime Surveillance

Sapphire Space Junk Tracker



Extreme Miniaturization: Systems on a Chip

RF System on a Chip

SoCs Needed for HetNets and Triple-Play Platforms

Seven Devices, One Chip to Navigate Without GPS

Multifunction Cryogenic Superconducting Chips

Enabling Big Data

Massively Parallel Processing

Accumulo Engine

Deep Learning to Extract Meaning

Next-Generation Speech and Video Search

Sensory Computing

Gallium Nitride Next-Generation Semiconductors

Nanoscale Optoelectronics and Photonics

Nanoscale Plasmonics

Quantum Computing

Quantum Cryptography

Essential Guidance

Actions to Consider

Learn More

Related Research



Table: Millimeter Waves

Table: Heterogenous Wireless Networks

Table: Cognitive Radios and Smart Antennas

Table: Miniature Satellites

Table: Systems on a Chip

Table: Multifunction Cryogenic Superconducting Chips

Table: Enabling Big Data Analytics

Table: Gallium Nitride Semiconductors

Table: Nanoscale Optoelectronics and Plasmonics

Table: Quantum Cryptography

Figure: The 3rd Platform Defines "The New IT"

Figure: Circuit Density: Transistors per Microchip, 1970-2030 (M)

Figure: Global Internet Traffic Forecast by Device Type, 2012-2017

Figure: Ethernet Bandwidth Projection Core Versus Server, 1995-2020 (Mbps)

Figure: Rise of Converged ICT Systems

Figure: Wasu Network Topology with 100G Optical

Figure: Ethernet Link Speeds, 2011 and 2013

Figure: Machine-to-Machine Ecosystem

Figure: Near-Field Communications Applications

Figure: Future Internet Architecture of IPv6 with LISP

Figure: Google's B4 Global WAN Software-Defined Network

Figure: Corporate Heterogeneous Networks for 4G and WiGig

Figure: HetNet Distributed Antenna System

Figure: Cognitive Radio Spectrum Hole Dynamic Spectrum Allocation

Figure: Beamforming Smart Antenna

Figure: Canadian M3MSat Minisatellite Coastal Patrol Constellation

Figure: Space Debris Growth, 1958-2011

Figure: System on a Chip

Figure: Objects Stored in Amazon S3 Cloud Service, 2006-2Q13 (B)

Figure: Cray XE6 Titan Massively Parallel Supercomputer

Figure: Accumulo Open Source Big Data Engine

Figure: University of Toronto Leads in Deep Learning and Cognitive Computing

Figure: Semiconductor Performance Traits by Number of Transistors on a Single Chip, 1985-2010 ('000, MHz, Watts)

Figure: Gallium Nitride Next-Generation Semiconductor Material

Figure: Plasmonic Optoelectronic Microrings

Figure: D-Wave QuickSilver Cryogenic Quantum Chip Package

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Telecom Network and ICT Technology Trends: Next Big Things

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