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Transforming telcos’ role through managed cloud services

To move from pipe to platform, telcos must take on a new role as a strategic enabler of their customers’ transformation. Drawing on a recent survey of 1,214 enterprises, this report explores how telcos can effectively evolve by offering managed cloud services to unlock longer-term B2B growth opportunities.

Telecoms 2030 Part 3: Pathways to servco, infraco and techco

To avoid becoming pure utilities, telcos must evolve their core businesses into more efficient and flexible infracos. But if they also want to accelerate growth and capture the full value of their network investments, they should strive towards building services businesses and becoming telecom techcos. We explore different pathways leading operators are taking to get there.

Future Skills Tracker report

Telcos need new skills to change their organisations to compete like technology companies. Insights from our Future skills tracker tool show that telcos are behind techcos in the penetration of key skillsets and provides direction on the capabilities required to become more innovative, agile and software-driven overall.

Why legacy billing restricts telco growth

Legacy billing systems were built for legacy telco services and are too inflexible to deliver next-generation services. We explore how operators can modernise to unlock key benefits such as cost reduction, accelerated time to market and enhanced customer experience.

Analysing edge computing M&A trends

This report summarises the value and trends of M&A deals related to edge computing, covering the time period of the last four years. The report highlights key deals and company spotlights, as well as providing insights into the expected M&A activity over the next year.

Edge AI – How AI is sparking the adoption of edge computing

AI applications will require low-latency, local compute for rapid inferencing and large scale data collection, triage, and engineering. Edge compute will therefore play a key role in AI app delivery. However it’s not just about infrastructure – commercial scale for edge AI will depend on effective ecosystem collaboration models.

Data-driven telecoms: navigating regulations

Regulation of data-driven business can help telecoms differentiate from Internet players, but also comes when telco products and processes increasingly use and monetise data. How should telecoms companies adapt? A must-read for those engaged in data-driven businesses.

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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.

Four goals for the data-driven telco

Truly data-driven organisations excel at understanding their customers, driving new revenues, and evolving their business models. In order to achieve these benefits, telcos will need to create more useable data sets, accessible to all across the organisation – and to external partners in the future. What practical steps should they take to get there?

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Telco Cloud Deployment Tracker: Open RAN deep dive

In this update we present more granular data into the RAN to track the shift towards disaggregation across vendor ecosystems. It is still very early days with open RAN and vRAN, with 33 deployments in total, but we expect this to accelerate over the coming year.