International IPX data traffic between 2012-2015 is expected to expand at a CAGR of 97.2% between 2012 and 2015, with IPX voice traffic growing at 39.4%. According Hot Telecom, a large part of the new traffic growth will come from VoLTE and HD voice as well as LTE roaming for data.
"We expect IPX to continue evolving from the adoption phase that we saw in 2012 to an actual growth phase, which we anticipate to start in 2013," said Isabelle Paradis, president at Hot Telecom. "LTE is seen by many as the catalyst of growth for IPX and even as the killer IPX application by some."
The research firm predicts that by 2014 a large number of LTE networks will have been launched and mobile operators will be looking for international roaming and VoLTE solutions - something IPX will be used for by many.
The firms says that by 2015 IPX hubs will have reached a critical mass in terms of the number of accessible IPX destinations, which should encourage a growing number of IPX customers to connect to them for a large portion of their traffic. This is seen by many as a major trigger for consolidation in the wholesale market.
The research involved online surveys with over 100 communications service providers, and a series of briefings with the major providers and customers of IPX services.
Based on survey of more than 100 service providers, Hot Telecom found that there is a discrepancy between customers’ and IPX providers’ expectations when it comes to services, features and migration drivers. For example, the majority of customers surveyed said that they expected to use IPX in three to four years mainly to transport VoIP and HD Voice traffic, while providers expected customers to use IPX mainly to transport video/content and RCS traffic.
"A high level of confusion and disagreement exists regarding the definition, the evolution and the potential of IPX services," noted Isabelle.
For more info about the IPX market trends visit: www.hottelecom.com/ipx-traffic-analysis.html
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