A good overview of what is happening in telecom, this telecom trends report is quick read and focuses on VoIP, WiMAX, and RFID.
Deloitte's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry group today announced its predictions for the global telecommunications industry in 2005, forecasting a year of significant milestones, as well as difficult questions. "Fixed operators will continue to reap the benefits of superior voice quality and reliability in 2005, generating billions of profitable voice minutes over the course of the year. However, they will face increasing challenges from low-cost operators, mobile operators and Voice over IP (VoIP). Broadband will continue to proliferate -- fueled by technology developments that drive demand for bandwidth -- yet profitability will decline. Wireless technologies will exhibit a similar pattern, with WiFi hotspots and WiMAX making more headlines than money. The industry's future success will hinge on reinvigorating demand for fixed-line connectivity by providing bundles of converged services; making fixed-line handsets more powerful and convenient to use; and accelerating deployment of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)."