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Openwave Mobility 2018 Predictions - The Fightback Begins: Mobile Operators to Tackle HD, Encryption, NFV Realities and Security

REDWOOD CITY, California, 14 December 2017 – Openwave Mobility, the market leader in mobile data traffic management solutions, today released its predictions for 2018. The forecasts are based on two major pieces of analysis from Openwave Mobility in 2017.

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(businesspress24) - REDWOOD CITY, California, 14 December 2017 operators and summarizes the state of play in mobile video. The NFV Playbook was based on NFV trials and deployments with insight from leading industry analysts.

2018 could be make or break for operator QoE
John Giere, President and CEO: What was your favorite show of 2017? The Handmaidandard video and this is stretching some networks to breaking point.

In 2018, we forecast HD to reach 50 per cent of mobile video traffic. Subscribers now say that mobile video quality is more important than voice calls and yet mobile data revenues are under attack from

Going, going gone
Indranil Chatterjee, SVP of Products, Sales & Marketing: Encryption protocols from Google, Facebook and others continue to darken mobile networks for mobile operators

Based on this, in 2018, we predict that 90% of internet traffic will go dark for operators. Google QUIC will be 32% of global internet traffic. This is another nail in the coffin for operator

NFV: Reality dawns
Matt Halligan, Chief Technology Officer: Our research in 2017 revealed strengths and weaknesses in mobile operator NFV strategies. On a positive, AT&T is still Capital Expenditure. This is fundamentally misaligned with the very DNA of a cloud model, which is a pure Operational Expenditure. This is a cultural issue and we anticipate tough conversations between finance and operations groups to continue in 2018. Additionally, some operators risk crippling their NFV strategy before it gets off the ground, by creating vendor lock-ins and technology siloes. Ironically these are some of the very problems NFV was set up to resolve.

From our observations successful operators appear to spend 70% on VNFs and 30% on NFV infrastructure. We expect that to continue.

The X factor for Security
Aman Brar, VP, SDM & Global Alliances: The iPhone X created a buzz when it introduced the world to facial recognition. Rather than allowing OTTs such as Google and Apple to cure traffic. New technologies able to manage encrypted data are turning the tide for operators.



In 2018, a handful of forward thinking operators will start to use identity and security mechanisms to alleviate the headache of remembering usernames and passwords. Our research conducted in 2017 in the US and Europe found that 76% of subscribers want help from mobile operators to offer them single sign-ins for apps and services

The outlook for 2018: A tale of two halves?
John Giere, President and CEO concludes: The continuing convergence of media and communications presents phenomenal opportunities. Success will be defined by how mobile operators manage and navigate their mobile data, which has once again grown 100 percent year-on-year. A key challenge is that video accounts for 76 percent of that growth. There

Given these trends, mobile operators require a unified identity profile for each subscriber. This would take into account the subscriber''s requirements and ensure they receive the best possible QoE however and wherever they consume media. This puts the operator on the best possible footing for 2018 to monetize their data and sustain this virtuous cycle of mobile video and cloud.



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