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Federal Communications and Network Services Market, 2010-2015

Published: February 11, 2011

Cloud Computing

INPUT's Federal Communications and Network Services Market, 2010-2015 report examines the future of the market and the trends shaping it, such as cloud computing, unified communications and mobility.

INPUT’s Federal Communications and Network Services Outlook, 2010-2015 report explores the changes that will transform the federal communications and network services market over the next five years. The report explores several market trends and drivers converging at the same time that will increase the pace of change and lead to transformation, most notably unified communications, mobility, and cloud communications.

Future scenarios are analyzed for three of the most uncertain or volatile future drivers—unified communications, mobility, and cloud communications—that could most greatly impact the federal market for communications and network services and the most likely scenario path for each driver is explained.

The report includes a total communications and network services market size and forecast, as well as sizing and forecasts for the Civilian, Defense, and Intelligence community buyer segments.

The report explores the following trends and drivers along the way that are impacting the federal communications and network services marketplace:

  • Federal Budgetary Environment
  • The Transition to Networx
  • Unified Communications
  • Mobility & Telework
  • Cloud Communications
  • Changes in Network Access Services, especially wireless

Key Findings

In the future, federal agencies will be able to continuously access integrated voice and data communications and network services through an increasing variety of devices connected via clouds. These services will be based on a unified communications architecture that is built on a data center-based unified computing foundation, either located in an agency, but more likely at a cloud provider’s facility. Secure wireless access will enable greater mobility and result in increased agency productivity and efficiency gains. Anticipated market changes includes:

  • A unified communications architecture could largely eliminate interoperability problems that serve as barriers to effective and timely communications;
  • Unified communication as a cloud offering, Communications-as-a-Service (CaaS), provides a potential path for savings and increased flexibility and reliability and minimizes financial and technology risks;
  • Unified mobility can integrate mobile devices seamlessly with the office infrastructure, providing users with all the advantages of unified communications from afar;
  • The federal communications and network services market is forecast to increase from $21.8 billion in 2010 to $27.6 billion in 2015 at a compound annual growth rate of 4.9 percent.

INPUT's Federal Communications and Network Services Outlook, 2010-2015 report is delivered in PowerPoint® format and includes an accompanying PowerPoint® Executive Briefing, and an Excel® workbook with charts and data.

  • Full Report: 80 slides
  • Executive Briefing: 38 slides
  • Introduction
    • Scope & Methodology
    Federal Communications and Network Services Market Trends and Critical Drivers
    • Macro Federal Environment: The Budget Backdrop
    • Converging Trends and Drivers
    • Networx Transition
    • Unified Communications Architecture (UCA)
    • Mobility
    • Cloud Computing
    • Network Access Services
    Federal Communications and Network Services Market Forecast
    • Forecast Scenarios for Critical Drivers
    • Impact Scenarios: Unified Communications
    • Most Likely Forecast Scenario
    • Impact Scenarios: Mobility
    • Most Likely Forecast Scenario
    • Impact Scenarios: Cloud Communications
    • Most Likely Forecast Scenario
    • Total Federal Communications and Network Services Market Forecast
    • Federal Communications and Network Services Segment Forecast
    Conclusions and Recommendations