Strategic Overview: Time for a New Telco 2.0 Vision

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We believe that the global telecoms market is approaching a critical moment of change, as strategic drivers and enablers are combining to open the door to a fundamental shift in the industry. We show how and why with highlights of our recent research, and set the scene for a new vision for Telco 2.0 – what telcos should be in the future, and how to get there.


Format: PDF filePages: 13 pagesCharts: 3Author: STL research teamPublication Date: September 2015

Table of Contents

  • Contents Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Theme #1: Core Competitiveness – Telecoms Markets and Competitive Strategies Background
  • Core Competitiveness: Research Highlights
  • Next Steps on Core Competitiveness
  • Theme #2: Achieving Transformation – Re-organising the Core and
  • Background
  • Transformation: Research Highlights
  • Next Steps on Telco 2.0 Transformation
  • Theme #3: Implementing Innovation in the Core – IoT, 5G and the Cloud, NFVandFutureNetworks
  • Background
  • Core Innovation: Research Highlights
  • Next Steps on IoT, Cloud and the Future of the Network
  • Theme #4: Disruption – Addressing Adjacent Threats and Opportunities
  • Background
  • Research Highlights: Disruption
  • Next Steps on Disruption
  • Conclusion: time for a new ‘Telco 2.0’ vision
  • New business models are starting to deliver
  • A new virtualised technological platform will enable new ways of working
  • It is becoming clearer how to organise and manage the change
  • STL Partners and Telco 2.0: Change the Game

Table of Figures

  • Figure 1 – The pressure to defend existing telecoms revenues and build new ones
  • Figure 2 – The Telco 2.0 Agility Framework
  • Figure 3 – Improvements in the performance of generic hardware and software are starting to blur theIT/Network boundary

Technologies and industry terms referenced include: business models, competitiveness, Disruption, growth, Innovation, Internet of Things, IoT, LBS, localised commerce, location based services, mobile advertising, Strategy, Telco, Telecom, transformation