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IDC's Telco Predictions for 2009: Growth Continues Despite Economic Crisis

  • 21 January, 2009 10:48

<p>Sydney, Australia, 21 January 2009. IDC expects key areas of opportunity and sustained growth in telecommunications services of 3-4% in 2009, despite the economic downturn.</p>
<p>Changed macroeconomic conditions in 2009 will drive consideration of new business models and greater focus on opportunities promising short term cost savings and immediate return on investment.</p>
<p>IDC's top three predictions from its top ten for 2009 include:</p>
<p>· sustained growth in telecommunications services of 3 - 4%</p>
<p>· continued intense politics relating to the National Broadband Network but build out is not expected to commence in 2009</p>
<p>· continued shift towards IP telephony and data services in the enterprise market.</p>
<p>"Australian macroeconomic conditions will change significantly in 2009, but we still expect growth opportunities in key areas in Australian telecommunications services," said David Cannon, Telecommunications Program Manager at IDC Australia.</p>
<p>"Opportunities will be particularly strong where cost savings or immediate ROI can be leveraged, for example IP telephony services in the enterprise market, IP voice trunking and 'rent a telepresence'," continued Cannon.</p>
<p>IDC's top ten predictions for Australian telecommunications in 2009 focus on key areas of opportunity for service providers and vendors. For the full version of IDC's top 10 predictions for the Australian telecommunications market in 2009 see the full report.</p>
<p>On IDC's website, www.idc.com this media release relates to document #AU2012RSQ, Australia Telecommunications 2009 Top Ten Predictions. Click here to read more.</p>
<p>To request an analyst briefing on this topic or to purchase the report, please contact Sally Taylor-Phillips on staylorphillips@idc.com.</p>
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<p>For further information and media enquiries, contact Sally Taylor-Phillips, Marketing Communications Manager at IDC on +61 2 9925 2234 or staylorphillips@idc.com.</p>
<p>About IDC's Annual Predictions
IDC's annual predictions for the ICT markets in APEJ draws upon latest IDC research and a worldwide brainstorming exercise among IDC's 900+ analysts. This was followed by an extensive regional review to weigh in on key industry events, user trends, vendor strategies and economic measures, that promises to uniquely define the technology trends which would impact and drive the ICT market in APEJ for 2009. Across the globe, following the release of IDC's global top ten, geographic and technology teams will be releasing their own specific predictions in the up coming months. Visit http://www.idc.com.sg/Predictions09/ often for updates.</p>
<p>About IDC
IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends covering over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 44 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com or www.idc.com.au.</p>

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