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Atlantic ACM Adds Insight

June 29, 2015

In today’s landscape of innovation, knowledge is power. The knowledge of trends, technology and markets allow informed decisions to put one’s firm in the best position to succeed. Boston-based research and consulting firm Atlantic ACM acts as a trusted advisor by providing market insight into telecom and technology industries.

At the recent Telecom Exchange NY 2015, Fedor Smith, Atlantic ACM President and Managing Partner took some time to talk tech with TMC Group Editorial Director Erik Linask.

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Smith, when asked about recent trends, exclaimed, “the fiber market is incredible,” as via acquisition there is little left for purchased but there is still much enthusiasm. Smith explains that the “reality is, wireless is going to be the future, but it is also supported by those fiber networks.” It will be integral to make sure people are building what is needed where it’s needed and the properties are maintaining value of those aspects is a “pivotal element” in the marketplace right now.

Building on the trend in fiber, we’ve seen wireline and wireless working more closely together, as the need for backhaul is a huge factor in being competitive in network coverage. Smith notes, “You can’t charge more for good coverage but people will not stay with you if you don’t have it.”

Moving forward, The IoT/M2M element is growing rapidly and if it comes close to its predicted potential will become a huge market presence and will force change for carriers. The challenge of providing for the barrage of data is real, and carriers must be prepared.

Another challenge moving forward is video, as Smith describes it as the biggest wireline and wireless bandwidth issue. People are more willing today to whip out their smartphone to watch video. The challenge, “There’s lots of people consuming lots of content,” stated Smith.

Business moves at the speed of innovation, and, especially in tech, necessity is the mother of invention. Smith laid out a few challenges facing the industry—as I have no doubt carriers are readying for what the future may bare—but only time will tell how firms answer the bell. 

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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