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Heavy Reading Expects Higher Demand for Mobile Managed Services in Asia, MEA

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NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure to reduce operating costs will lead mobile network operators in emerging markets to embrace vendor-supplied managed services more aggressively over the next several years, with the strongest growth likely to come in Middle East/Africa and Asia/Pacific countries, according to Heavy Reading's Managed & Professional Services Market Tracker, a subscription research service from Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com).

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The latest edition of Heavy Reading's tracker details telecom managed services activity in more than 75 national markets, focusing on efforts by major systems vendors to win market share among mobile network operators. The tracker includes more than 140 PowerPoint slides covering key developments in the telecom managed services sector by region and by country, including vendor market share, recent contract wins, and types of managed services that are drawing the most attention from mobile operators.

Heavy Reading's Managed & Professional Services Market Tracker profiles and analyzes the telecom equipment vendors that offer a full portfolio of telecom managed services, including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, NSN, and ZTE. Telecom managed services include five key sectors: customer care & OSS/BSS; data center & IT; network control & upgrades; consulting; and applications & services.

"Nearly 40 percent of the world's 6 billion mobile users are now on networks that use some form of third-party managed services from major telecom technology suppliers," notes Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst and creator of Heavy Reading's Managed & Professional Services Market Tracker. "And although 2013 was a flat year overall in terms of new deals with mobile operators, there are a number of countries in which activity is likely to pick up in intensity over the next two to three years."

Key findings of Heavy Reading's Managed & Professional Services Market Tracker include the following:

  • Ericsson continues to hold a solid worldwide lead in market share for mobile network managed services in terms of number of subscribers served, but Huawei is rapidly gaining new contracts in emerging markets.
  • Network operators have been slow to use managed services for data center and IT outsourcing, but Heavy Reading anticipates growing demand in this sector as mobile operators in emerging markets look for efficient ways to deal with growing volumes of data traffic.
  • Operator consolidation in emerging economies is likely to boost demand for mobile managed services as service providers achieve the scale needed to make managed services cost-effective.

The latest edition of Heavy Reading's Managed & Professional Services Market Tracker costs $6,995 and is delivered in PowerPoint format. To request a free executive summary of the report, please contact:

David Williams
Global Director of Sales, Research
Heavy Reading
858-829-8612
dave.williams@heavyreading.com

About Heavy Reading
Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com), the research division of Light Reading, offers deep analysis of emerging telecom trends to network operators, technology suppliers, and investors. Its product portfolio includes in-depth reports that address critical next-generation technology and service issues, market trackers that focus on the telecom industry's most critical technology sectors, exclusive worldwide surveys of network operator decision-makers that identify future purchasing and deployment plans, and a rich array of custom and consulting services that give clients the market intelligence needed to compete successfully in the global telecom industry.

About Light Reading
Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

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