Telecom services are 23% of US market. Cutting the cost of voice and data services will have a substantial impact on Enterprise IT because time and money will shift to other areas (mostly software).
- SD-WAN saves a lot of money for end users but cutting spending on this over-large cost.
- This is why mobile phones and SD-WANs are having serious impact on telcos. Free voice and low cost bandwidth on the internet replace high priced, high profit telco services.
Although the money is important, the biggest win will be time freed up to focus on projects that have business value like software and services instead of futzing around on bandwidth and toll telephone charges.
Link: 2018 IT (Information Technology) Industry Trends Analysis | CompTIA – https://www.comptia.org/resources/it-industry-trends-analysis