The Telecom industry continues to remain a hot bed of activity, and one that is fraught with both new opportunities and major challenges. Whether one is an equipment vendor, a wireline or wireless services player, organizations are focused on the drive for continued growth, coupled with the ongoing demand for risk mitigation through cost management and effective resource deployment.
Consider the sheer complexity of factors that are influencing and shaping the various players within this exciting industry:
- Mobile data usage is growing at a breakneck pace, and causing mobile operators to increase capacity and upgrade to faster 4G technologies in order to satisfy the demand for higher mobile bandwidth
- Mobile application stores are exploding, with everyone from device manufacturers, OS vendors, and wireless operators jumping on the bandwagon, in hopes to emulate Apple’s success and attempt to capitalize on the growing demand for mobile Internet media
- Mobile ad exchanges, although still in their infancy are likely to become one of the hottest corners of the mobile advertising business, fueled by the launch of mobile advertising platforms by global stalwarts such as Google and Apple
- After Asia, where mobile penetration is about 45%, Africa is emerging as one of the world’s fastest growing wireless markets; with 35-40% wireless penetration, large mobile operators are eyeing this region as the new holy grail of mobile growth
- Wireline operators are gradually transitioning away from their legacy voice networks towards fiber-based broadband which promises to allow richer and engaging user experiences
- The steadily improving economy is fueling investments by companies looking to rollout new networks; some governments are deploying their broadband plans as a part of fiscal stimulus packages
- Wireline broadband operators are likely to benefit by providing high-capacity fiber-backhaul services to wireless provider cell sites
- Continued change in the regulatory environments and frameworks across both the developed world (particularly North America and the European Union) as well as emerging markets (particularly in Asia) will continue to require flexibility in corporate strategy, competitive movements and medium to long term
- Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers, with their growing reputation for quality and innovation, have established themselves on the global stage, prompting a possible shakeout among the incumbent Western equipment-makers
At The Smart Cube, we help our clients remain at the forefront of this incredibly dynamic sector by providing in-depth analyses of core industry trends and developments, developing new market entry strategies, identifying and analyzing alliance and JV partners & dynamics and conducting market sizing and growth forecasting for wireless/wireline technologies and applications – all backed by in-depth primary and secondary research as well as sophisticated technical analytic capabilities. At the same time, the operational, procurement and supply chain research requirements of companies in this industry are unique and demand special attention. We support clients in managing these specific research requirements from LCC Sourcing support to Contract Manufacturing analytics to evaluating alternate technology providers and substitutes to fundamental strategic sourcing research and insight delivery, including should cost modeling. To learn more about our offerings in Telecommunications space, please contact us.