Should telcos dive deeper into energy?

The rapid rise in energy prices mean consumers and businesses are now much more conscious of how much power they are using and what it is costing them. As energy moves up everyone’s agenda, some telcos are pushing deep into the electricity market, investing in renewable power, storage and retail propositions.

Empowering hybrid working

The world is entering the post-pandemic era of hybrid working. This report dissects enterprise perceptions of hybrid working and argues that operators have a crucial role to play in building a thriving hybrid working environment for enterprise customers.

Telco Cloud Deployment Tracker: Will vRAN eclipse pure open RAN?

In this update, we present data and analysis on progress with deployments of vRAN and open RAN. It is fair to say that open RAN (virtualised AND disaggregated RAN) deployments have not happened at the pace that STL Partners and many others had forecast. In parallel, some very significant deployments and developments are occurring with vRAN (virtualised NOT disaggregated RAN). Is open RAN a networking ideal that is not yet, or never will be, deployed in its purest form?

Network edge capacity forecast: The role of hyperscalers

Telecoms operators are still grappling with how they should work with hyperscalers; the network edge is a key battleground. This report is an update of our network edge capacity forecasts and incorporates survey data from over 190 respondents to evaluate the market’s views on telcos.

Transitioning to techco in APAC: Priorities for success

Telecoms operators globally are attempting to transition their business model towards a “technology company” centric approach, as they seek to grow revenues and change the foundation their network is built on. This report incorporates insights from primary research to uncover key lessons to accelerate this evolution.

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Will web 3.0 change the role of telcos?

In recent years, the web 3.0 movement, which seeks to fundamentally change the economics of the Internet, has gained significant momentum. For many telcos, the disruption caused by a shift to web 3.0 could open up opportunities to rebuild relevance and revenues in the consumer market.

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Beating the crash: What’s coming?

There are troubling signals in the business environment. Consumer confidence is at an all-time low due to inflation, conflict, Covid and climate change. What are the consequences for telecoms, and what should telcos, vendors, policymakers and others in the ecosystem do?

In the first of two reports we examine the macro forces and outline three key steps to reshape priorities and the strategy agenda.

Telco Cloud Deployment Tracker: 5G core deep dive

In this update, we present granular data on the 5G core, tracking the progress of deployments of both Non-standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) network cores. We recorded 49 5G core deployments so far in 2022, 24 of which are SA launches.

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