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Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its Service Provider Capex, Opex, ARPU, and Subscribers report, which analyzes telecom carrier capital expenditures (capex), operational expenses (opex), revenue per user, and subscriber trends by operator, operator type, region, and telecom equipment segment.

The near-6% increase in global telecom carrier capex we expect in 2011 over 2010 is due in large part to AT&T’s ramping LTE deployments, HSPA+ upgrades, and investments in WiFi hotspots for traffic offload

In the EMEA region, a capex hike in Africa is partially offsetting delays in telecom investment in Greece, Italy, and Hungary; Asia Pacific remains stable; and in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), América Móvil and Telefónica, the two telecom giants that control 75% of mobile subscribers there, are preparing their infrastructure to host the soccer World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016,” asserts Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for mobile and FMC infrastructure at Infonetics Research.

Report Highlights


  • In the 10 years from 2005 to 2015, telecom service provider revenue has shown and will continue to show year-over-year growth every year except in 2009


  • Following a 4.1% increase in 2010 over 2009, telecom service provider revenue will grow 7.6% in 2011, to US$1.86 trillion


  • Telecom carrier revenue is forecast by Infonetics to grow to US$2.17 trillion in 2015, driven by mobile broadband


  • Infonetics expects global telecom carrier capex to total $310.8 billion in 2011, up 5.8% over 2010


  • Service provider spending on every type of next-gen telecom equipment except TDM voice is up in 2011, as expected


  • The fastest-growing investment areas among telecom carriers in 2011 are WiMAX equipment (+27.5%) and video infrastructure (+20.7%)


  • The largest investment areas remain non-telecom/datacom equipment (software, real estate, labor, etc.) and mobile infrastructure, global spending for which is growing 7% and 8.6%, respectively, in 2011 over 2010


  • Asia Pacific will continue to be the largest telecom carrier capex region through 2015, driven by China Mobile, which ended 2010 as the world’s largest mobile operator by revenue


  • Wireless pure-play operators will grow to account for nearly 1/3 of all telecom carrier capex by 2015


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  • In a bid to strengthen its presence in the European market, India’s third-largest information technology services company Wipro Technologies opened a data centre in Meerbusch, Germany, with an investment of euro15 million (Rs 100 crore). The opening of the centre fits into the company’s strategy of going local in European market.
  • Meerbusch data center enables us to be closer to our European customers. This would help us in providing managed services and cloud offerings to our European customers who want our local presence there,” T K Kurien, CEO of IT business said.
  • As a part of the company’s restructuring in January, Kurien had also charted out a programme for the company called going local and be close to the customers. As per the strategy, the company has even appointed separate business heads for countries like Germany and France.
  • Europe is the second-fastest growing geography for the company after the APAC region.
  • According to a recent study by the Deutsche Bank and Value Leadership Group, the slowdown in economic activity in Europe, could spur the large European banks to increase their business activity with Indian IT services companies more than the global companies.

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  • At a regional Hewlett-Packard event held in Singapore on October 18th, the keynote speaker said that companies in the Asia Pacific are more enthusiastic about migrating to the cloud than their Western counterparts.
  • The region is more ready than other regions on the planet,” says Wolfgang Wittmer, interim senior VP and general manager, Enterprise Services, Storage & Networking in the Asia Pacific & Japan.
  • This observation is apparently backed up by a recently survey on CIOs and CTOs which found that 58 percent of Chinese businesses are planning to move to the cloud. In India, the figure is 56 percent. In contrast, 32 percent of CIOs and CTOs in Europe and 34 percent in the US plan to move to the cloud.
  • Signs of this demand can be seen in the number of data centers being built in the region.
  • In APJ, new data center built annually will double between 2010 and 2014. By 2012, China will be the second-largest data center market in the world,” says EJ Bodnar, HP’s worldwide marketing director for Technology Consulting Services. This region is leapfrogging the world.
  • Recently, Google has announced plans to build facilities in Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Already, cloud companies like Amazon Web Services and have already established data centers in Singapore.
  • Asia Pacific firms are also spending more on disaster recovery on the cloud, a sign of increasing reliance.

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  • Companies can save millions of dollars spent on cooling data centres if they adopt newer technologies that increase efficiency, according to global chip maker Intel.
  • At present, data centre environment has temperatures between 18 and 21 degree Celcius.
  • However, many data centres run at 27 degree Celcius or even warmer without any significant impact,” Intel APAC and PRC marketing Manager Data Centre and Connected Systems Product Group Nick Knupffer told reporters here.
  • This can lead to a lot of savings for companies as they will not only save on electricity costs, but will also have lesser greenhouse gases and water wastage, he added.
  • According to estimates, data centres today consume 1.5 per cent of the world”s energy power, which generates an annual cost of USD 26 billion.
  • A data centre is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

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  • Malaysian web hosting provider Teliti International announced on Thursday it has partnered with a group of technologies and solutions providers including Emerson Network Power to build a green data center.
  • The data center will have an ultimate capacity of 120,000 square feet and be considered Asia’s largest green data center. Located in the Bandar Enstek technology park, the data center is just 10 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
  • Set to open with an initial 45,000 square feet in the first half of 2012, the data center will offer customers a range of services, including web hosting, flexible colocation, cloud computing, and fully managed information technology services such as managed storage and processing on demand.
  • The world-class technologies from Emerson Network Power and our other partners provide us with the unique ability to monitor and control every aspect of our data center infrastructure, including power, cooling, and space utilization,” said Musa Mohd Lazim, CEO of Teliti Datacentres. “This allows us to fine-tune data center operations and to observe trends in capacity utilization to ensure optimal management. In bringing together a consortium of companies with industry-leading expertise in their respective fields, we have found a winning formula for a sustainable, cutting-edge green data center.
  • Teliti will deploy a range of Emerson Network Power technologies, including UPS systems, surge protection, battery monitoring, and power transfer switches, precision cooling and cold aisle containment, power distribution units and enclosures, and access, control, and monitoring software and hardware.

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  • SoftLayer Technologies has opened a new data center in Singapore, deploying its new space quickly after leasing 48,000 square feet of turn-key space from Digital Realty Trust. SoftLayer will use the facility to boost its capabilities for delivering hosting and cloud services throughout the Asia Pacific region.
  • Proximity to our customers is crucial to driving innovation and improving a better end-user experience,” said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer for SoftLayer. “We turned to Digital Realty to assist us in our international expansion efforts because their facilities gave us a way to rapidly deploy and get our data center operations live quickly. They also understood the importance of having this data center operate to the highest standards, ensuring our customers get the same experience from every SoftLayer data center globally.
  • SoftLayer provided a look inside the new facility in a recent blog post. The Singapore data center has its own floor within Digital Realty’s 29A International Business Park property, a 370,500 square foot (34,421 square meter) data center facility located in Singapore’s Jurong East area. The seven-story data centre development project delivers up to 30 megawatts of 2N UPS capacity and a design that enables it to support both dedicated and shared customer environments.

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  • Google has acquired land in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore to build data centers in these three locations, it said Wednesday.
  • The data centers will be the “first Google proprietary data centers in Asia,” and will be fully owned and operated by the company, said Taj Meadows, the company’s policy communications manager for Asia Pacific.
  • More people are coming online every day in Asia than in any other part of the world, so locating data centers there is an important next stage of Google’s investment in the region, the company said Local data centers will help the company provide faster and more reliable access to Google’s services, it added.
  • here is a large surge in Internet use in Asia, particularly for consumer applications, said Jun Fwu Chin, research manager for virtualization and data center at IDC Malaysia.
  • A number of new data centers are coming up in the region as multinational Internet and hosting companies set up data centers to serve local customers, and also to meet governments regulations in some countries that require data to be handled locally, Chin said.
  • The company has acquired 2.45 hectares of land in Jurong West, Singapore, and another 15 hectares of land in Changhua County, Taiwan, to build the data centers. It has also acquired 2.7 hectares of land in Kowloon, Hong Kong, for a data center there.
  • Google expects to invest over US$100 million in each of the facilities in Taiwan and Hong Kong, including the cost of land, construction and technical equipment. It did not specify the size of the investment in Singapore.

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