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New iGR Study Concludes That Mobile Virtualization Will Permeates the Entire Mobile Operator Infrastructure From the Smartphone/Tablet to the eNodeB, Network Server, SON, LTE Backbone and the EPC
Few Companies Currently Offer Mobile Virtualization Solutions, but iGR Expects More Companies to Enter This Market as the Opportunity Grows
By: Marketwire .
Feb. 25, 2013 06:00 AM
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 -- Mobile virtualization is a hot topic in the wireless industry today. However, there is considerable lack of knowledge as to what constitutes mobile virtualization and how and when it will be implemented by mobile operators. Mobile virtualization will also enable new business models for mobile network operators, device OEMs and a new type of MVNO.
Based on new research, iGR believes that the period of time from 2014 to 2016 will see mobile virtualization beginning to mature in the marketplace. Early adopters of mobile virtualization will experience a number of challenges because mobile virtualization is much more than simply adding a new hypervisor to a device. Mobile virtualization permeates the entire mobile operator infrastructure from the smartphone/tablet to the eNodeB, network server, SON, LTE backbone and the EPC.
"Mobile virtualization appears to be the current Holy Grail for the wireless and mobile industry," said Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry. "iGR believes that finding, developing and deploying effective mobile virtualization solutions will be a challenge like none other that will take at least two to four years to become a reality."
Given that the current standard for mobile virtualization is in its infancy, mobile operators will initially have to rely on a number of hardware and software vendors, which could cause great confusion. Many of these firms will have interim solutions because of the immature state of the mobile virtualization standards.
iGR defines three types of mobile virtualization, which are described in detail in this report:
iGR's new market research report, Mobile Virtualization: Impact on the Mobile Ecosystem, provides an introduction to mobile virtualization, the potential impact on the current mobile ecosystem, profiles of the major virtualization vendors and solution providers, discussion of major threats and opportunities, and a forecast of the likely mobile virtualization developments in the next 48 months.
The following key questions are addressed in the new research study:
The information in this report will be valuable for:
iGR researches a range of wireless and mobile products and technologies, including: smartphones; tablets; mobile applications; bandwidth demand and use; small cell architectures; DAS; LTE; VoLTE; IMS; NFC; GSM/GPRS/UMTS/HSPA; CDMA 1x/EV-DO; iDEN; SIP; macro-, pico- and femtocells; mobile backhaul; WiFi and WiFi offload; and SIM and UICC.
A more complete profile of the company can be found at www.igr-inc.com.
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