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New iGR Study Discusses Mobile Virtualization and Its Impact on the Current Mobile Ecosystem
Mobile Virtualization Will Enable New Business Models for Mobile Network Operators
By: Marketwired .
Feb. 22, 2013 06:00 AM
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/13 -- 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.
There are, however, potential downsides for the mobile network operators with mobile virtualization -- without careful consideration for the business models, the operators could be pushed more into a 'bit pipe' role. However, with careful deployment and consideration for the overall impact, mobile virtualization could also allow the mobile network operators, and the vendors that support them, to realize new opportunities.
iGR defines three types of mobile virtualization, which are described in detail in this report:
"Mobile virtualization is a complex issue and the full implications can be difficult to understand," said Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry. "We have identified multiple business models that may be supported by the three types of virtualization, but given that the mobile virtualization industry is in its infancy, it is likely that other business models will emerge over the next few years."
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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