IBM leads outsourced telecom networking services in 2011

Telecom Lead India: IBM leads the outsourced telecom
networking services market in 2011.

IBM is ahead of HP.

Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks are in third and
fourth positions.

Huawei is growing fast and close to its competitors.

Service providers spent 9 percent more on outsourced
networking services to equipment vendors in 2011 ($60 billion) than in 2010
($55 billion).

The service provider outsourcing market is expected to
hit $75 billion per year by 2016.

Wireless is the fastest growing segment.

Nearly 1/3 of the world’s wireline and wireless
subscriber base is now being managed by traditional equipment vendors.

Major growth areas of carrier outsourcing continue to be
network maintenance, planning, design, and operations.

EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) is the largest market
for outsourced services, but China and India are propelling Asia Pacific.

Service providers continue to spend more on outsourcing,
making it clear that equipment vendors must push ahead with their
transformation from box producers to managed service providers,” said Stephane
Teral, Infonetics Research’s principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and
carrier economics.

Opex reduction remains the chief driver for the outsourcing
and managed services market, as telcos farm out more and more tasks to cut
operational expenses and beef up margins.

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