IPX - Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask
A high level of confusion and disagreement exists regarding the definition, the evolution and the potential of the IPX services.
Through the course of this report, the second in HOT TELECOM’s IPX report series, we aim to demystify what flavours of IPX are offered at the moment, where the service is going, what the customers think and what are its potentials.
The objectives of this report therefore are to:
- Define IPX and its different flavours
- Identify the market drivers, trends and possible IPX service evolution, how they will impact on demand for the service and what business model strategies should be considered.
- Determine IPX customers and providers’ opinion on what services are offered and needed, how they are used, what impacts IPX migrations and who the main IPX customers and providers are thought to be.
- Outline and profile the top IPX players, their offering, their strategies and their strengths and weaknesses.
- Evaluate the current and forecasted IPX voice and data traffic.
We surveyed +100IPX providers and customersfrom all continents and segments(mobile, fixed, ISPs, OTTs, cablecos, ASPs)
52.4%of the surveyed IPX customerssaid they expected to use IPXmainly for VoIPX and HD voicein 3-4 years. 43.3% of the surveyed IPX providers said they expected customers to use IPX mainly for video, content and RCS services in 3-4 years.
33.1%of the surveyed IPXcustomers said themost useful IPXfeatures are theefficient connectivityand theall-IP network
19.7%of the surveyed IPXproviders said themost useful IPXfeatures was thequality of serviceguaranty.
1/4Of the surveyed IPX customers said the main inhibitor to migrating to IPX was that they were looking to continue connecting directly with their major partners
38.4%of the surveyed IPXproviders said themain inhibitor tooffer IPX serviceswas the poorunderstanding ofwhat IPX entailedand its benefits.
The majorityof the surveyed IPXcustomers and providersagreed that the main driverfor the migration to IPXwas its ability tosupport LTE services.