Frost & Sullivan: MNOs to invest in IMS architecture to maintain competitiveness in Voice and Messaging

Frost & Sullivan: MNOs to invest in IMS architecture to maintain competitiveness in Voice and Messaging

PR Newswire

SINGAPORE, Nov. 1, 2018

VoLTE and RCS are two main communication services that MNOs can deploy to keep up with the competition

SINGAPORE, Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Over-the-top (OTT) players in Asia-Pacific (APAC) have been capturing market share in the voice and messaging market at the expense of Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) by introducing competing services such as rich multimedia messaging and free international voice and video calling. In response, MNOs have been launching Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE), Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) and Rich Communication Services (RCS).

"Many developed and developing countries in APAC have already launched VoLTE networks. Roaming on VoLTE is common in developed countries such as South Korea and Japan; VoWiFi and RCS are relatively less common in the region," noted Mr Jonathan Yap, Research Analyst, Telecoms and Payment Strategy, ICT Practice.

Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Developments in Voice and Messaging Services in Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2023, examines the current trends in voice and messaging services in APAC. It also assesses the impact of OTT services on MNOs and analyzes new services for MNOs to offer to continue to grow and stay profitable. The report includes market forecasts of VoLTE and RCS within APAC, as well as predictions on the future of communication services.

For further information on this analysis, please visit: http://frost.ly/2w6

"To lower costs, 2G and 3G networks will eventually be phased out. Voice and messaging services would then have to be delivered solely via packet-switching over 4G networks. To prepare for this, MNOs should enhance their existing IP Multimedia Substation (IMS) architecture," said Mr Yap.

"This also helps to future-proof MNOs, ensuring they are ready to offer Voice over 5G (Vo5G) and other 5G capabilities," he said.

MNOs that seek to entrench themselves in the market will also be looking to explore growth and differentiation opportunities present in:

Developments in Voice and Messaging Services in Asia-Pacific, Forecast to 2023 is part of Frost & Sullivan's global Mobile & Wireless Communications Growth Partnership Service program.

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