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Wholesale service structure

January 2010 | 19 pages | ID: WC396DAA808EN

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Wholesale carriers today are moving beyond delivering capacity and long-distance voice carriage to meet customers’ increasing needs for portfolios of services and solutions customized to their specific needs. This document describes the wholesale market service structure that Ovum uses throughout our analysis of the wholesale telecoms market. It allows us to explain the wholesale space, compare suppliers’ portfolios, identify strategies and estimate our demand forecasts.
Executive summary
In a nutshell
Ovum view
Telcos must stake their claim amidst intense competition
Recommendations for players
Wholesale opportunities to exploit
Market threats to guard against
Opportunities for incumbents
Key messages
Wholesale communications services
Wholesale service portfolios are broadening
Market segment analysis
The wholesale services structure in detail
Infrastructure: the fundamentals
Aerial sites
Dark fibre
Other infrastructure services
Transport: from unmanaged to managed
Wavelength services
Managed transmission services
IP transit
Managed data services: key for fast service deployment
Transport protocols
Point-to-point long-distance leased circuits
Managed IP services
Mobile data
Access services: the last mile
Local fibre
Broadband fixed wireless access
Local leased circuits
Dial-up Internet access
MAN services: growing demand
Voice services: circuit-switched is still the ‘bread and butter’
VoIP services
Switched voice minutes
Packaged voice services
Hosted IT services: the ‘pot of gold’
Data centres
Web hosting
Application hosting
Content and content management
Operational support and co-location services: hidden extras
Co-location services
Operational support services


Figure 1: The wholesale service structure
Figure 2: The infrastructure service area
Figure 3: The transport service area
Figure 4: The managed data services area
Figure 5: The access service area
Figure 6: The MAN service area
Figure 7: The voice service area
Figure 8: The hosted IT services area

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