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Telecoms to battle big vendors in mobile cloud market, research finds

The mobile world will experience some changes in 2012 as devices that support 4G capabilities become more popular and mobile cloud computing takes off. However, the question of what carrier-classification cloud solutions will fall under and how to label different services on the mobile platform will be an issue that providers need to tackle, according to a FierceBroadbandWireless report by research firm Maravedis.

As a result of these concerns, open source cloud platforms may be the most attractive for mobile cloud vendors. These environments will also help battle public cloud giants like Amazon and Google, Maravedis said. While these larger providers will likely continue to dominate the market, telecom companies will become known for their ability to distribute secure networks.

One of the reasons for this is that telecoms will focus on utilizing advanced capabilities within their market to develop different cloud services and provide unique service-level agreements, the research firm noted.

According to ABI Research, the mobile cloud computing market for businesses will generate more than $5 billion in revenue by 2015. This will be largely driven by the use of smartphones in the IT supply chain, requiring companies to look for better communicative means.

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