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IPX Trends, Key Players and Traffic Forecast

  • Published: November 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 126 Pages
  • Hot Telecom

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aicent
  • BICS
  • BT Wholesale
  • iBasis
  • Orange
  • PCCW Global
  • MORE

Everything you have ever wanted to know about IPX.... but were afraid to ask!

Our upcoming IPX report based on interviews and surveys with over 100 IPX providers and customers will provide an in-dept analysis of the segment defining:
- What is IPX (network, services, infrastructure)
- What are the different IPX flavours and how do they compare
- What IPX services and features are offered and how will they evolve
- What is preventing or driving IPX customers and providers to migrate to IPX
- How big is the market. What is the current and forecasted IPX voice and data traffic
- Who are the top IPX providers, what they offer and how they compare

Who should purchase this report:
- IPX providers looking to understand how the segment is evolving in terms of service, customer, competitor, traffic and how they should position themselves in the IPX ecosystem
- IPX customers looking to understand the different service offerings and providers to define how you can benefit from IPX, who to buy it from and how it can help you grow your business
- IPX vendors looking to understand the needs of IPX providers and customers and where new opportunities will come from

This new report is complimentary to our IPX Market Revenue Analysis report which defines revenue potential and growth over the next 4 years.

Executive Summary

IPX Service Definition

IPX History and definition
IPX Evolution 2008-2012
IPX Components
Features
Connectivity models
Interconnection options
Services
IPX Flavours

IPX Market Trends

IPX Trends
IPX Services and Features
IPX Customers
IPX Business model
IPX Strategies
IPX Drivers, Inhibitors and Challenges
IPX Evolution 2013-2015

IPX Customer and Provider Survey

Survey result summary
Survey demographics
Survey detailed results
IPX Wholesale services popularity now
IPX Wholesale services popularity in 3-4 years
IPX supported retail service offering now
IPX supported retail service offering in 3-4 years
IPX features now
IPX features in 3-4 years
IPX migration drivers
IPX migration inhibitors
What to improve to accelerate the migration to IPX
Biggest challenge to improve the popularity of IPX
Main IPX customers now and in 3-4 years
Main IPX providers

Competitive analysis

Competitive Analysis Summary
Top IPX providers profiles
Aicent
BICS
BT Wholesale
Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICCS)
iBasis
Orange
PCCW Global
Sybase 365
Syniverse
Tata Communications
TI Sparkle

Traffic Market size and forecast

International IPX voice traffic
International IPX data traffic
Assumptions

LIST OF TABLES
Key features supported by TDM, Internet based services, GRX and IPX
IPX evolution 2008-2012
Service classes as per the i3 Forum
Service classes as per the GSMA
IPX connectivity models
Cascade billing options by connection models
IPX wholesale and retail supported services
Main IPX model flavours offered
Potential IPX business model strategies
Key IPX trends
IPX Expected Evolution 2013-2015
Key IPX providers by category
Top 12 IPX providers comparative table
Top 11 IPX providers’ strengths and weaknesses summary
International voice traffic forecasts, 2011-2015F (billion minutes)
International IPX voice traffic forecasts, 2011-2015F (billion minutes)
International IPX voice traffic forecasts by region, 2011-2015F
International IPX data traffic forecasts by region, 2011-2015F

LIST OF FIGURES
Traditional interconnection model
IPX interconnection model
Billing model – transport pipe service
Billing model option 1 – Bilateral service
Billing model option 2 – Bilateral service
Billing model – Hubbing service
IPX Interconnection model
Survey results: Which wholesale IPX services are and will be the most popular
Survey results: Which retail services over IPX are and will be offered
Survey results: What is and will be the most useful IPX feature
Survey results: What is or was the main driver to migrate or offer IPX services
Survey results: What is or was the main inhibitor to migrate or offer IPX services
Survey results: What could be improved to accelerate the migration to IPX
Survey results: What is the biggest challenge to grow the popularity of IPX
Survey results: Who are and do you foresee as being you main IPX customers
Survey results: Who are the main IPX providers

International IPX data to grow 7-fold over the next 3 years

As a result of the multiple LTE network launches anticipated over the next 3 years, International IPX data traffic is expected to grow by a CAGR of 97.2% over 2012-2015.

According to the “IPX Trends, Key Players and Traffic” report released today by HOT TELECOM, international IPX data traffic between 2012-2015 is expected to grow at a CAGR of 97.2%, with IPX voice traffic growing at 39.4%. In addition to traffic migration, a large part of the new traffic growth will come from VoLTE and HD Voice for voice and LTE Roaming for data.

‘Looking ahead, we expect IPX to continue evolving from the adoption phase that we saw in 2012 to an actual growth phase, which we anticipate to start in 2013. LTE is seen by many as the catalyst of growth for IPX and even as the killer IPX application by some’ said Isabelle Paradis, President at HOT TELECOM. By 2014, a large number of LTE networks will have been launched and mobile operators will be looking for International roaming and VoLTE solutions, something IPX will be used for by many. By 2015, IPX hubs will have reached a critical mass in terms of the number of accessible IPX destinations, which should encourage a growing number of IPX customers to connect to them for a large portion of their traffic. This is seen by many as a major trigger for consolidation in the wholesale market.

The research involved online surveys with over 100 communications service providers, and a series of briefings with the major providers and customers of IPX services. From these discussions, HOT TELECOM concludes that there is a discrepancy between customers’ and IPX providers’ expectations when it comes to services, features and migration drivers. For example, the majority of customers surveyed said that they expected to use IPX in 3-4 years mainly to transport VoIP and HD Voice traffic, while providers expected customers to use IPX mainly to transport video/content and RCS traffic.

‘A high level of confusion and disagreement exists regarding the definition, the evolution and the potential of the IPX services and through the course of this report we aim to demystify what flavours of IPX are offered at the moment, where the service is going, what customers think and what are its potentials’ said Isabelle.

- Aicent
- BICS
- BT Wholesale
- Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICCS)
- iBasis
- Orange
- PCCW Global
- Sybase 365
- Syniverse
- Tata Communications
- TI Sparkle

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