IDC's Japan Network Services (Japanese Version with Key English Language Reports) analyzes that communications service providers (SPs) are targeting, focusing on enterprise network services, zero trust adoption, and adaptation to hybrid work.
Work style transformation associated with the spread of the COVID-19 has changed the optimal network configuration for many companies. The challenges for corporate network managers are becoming increasingly complex, such as DX, the use of SD-WAN and cloud-based security services, and effective handling of the traffic increase caused by web conferencing, based on the assumption of hybrid work, combining remote work and office work. On the technology side, there are changes such as the advance of network virtualization, the spread of AI, IoT, and 5G commercial services, as well as increased R&D for 6G. On the competition side, telecommunications carriers are entering new phase of competition and collaboration with cloud service providers and others.
From these points of view, this program analyzes market trends, player strategies, and customer needs. It provides the latest insights on the markets and offers market forecasts and market shares. In the 2024 program, market trends of SMB (small and medium-sized business), cloud WANs, and SD-WAN/SSE (Secure Service Edge) are specially focused.