The big prize in enterprise managed services today is supporting industries’ digital transformation. With the growing ‘softwarisation’ of networking, this creates more impetus for vendors to compete with telcos as part of a shifting ecosystem. But does vendor software risk cannibalising the telco network?
What is ‘agility’ and what makes it meaningful to operators? We explored the concept and characteristics of ‘operator agility’ through 29 interviews with telco senior executives, found three main barriers and five key opportunity areas, and identified some surprising and important conclusions about both what it means and the key steps needed to achieve it.
A high-level analysis of the M2M market, including the strategies of Vodafone, AT&T and Telefonica, and the impact that the Internet of Things and new entrants such as Google and others will have with new business models. What are the implications for operators, and where is it all leading?
NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation) potentially offers operators benefits of up to 80% network opex reduction and significant improvements in agility, and threatens a shake-up of the vendor landscape. What are the challenges to making it happen, and what do telcos and vendors need to do to succeed?
We see five major trends leading towards the overall picture of the ‘software defined operator’ – an operator whose boundaries and structure can be set and controlled through software. This presents threats as well as opportunities for industry players selling and wanting to sell to telcos.
Digital Transformation 2.0: A summary of the findings of the Digital Transformation session at the New Digital Economics Executive Brainstorm, EMEA, held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, London, on the 5th June 2013. The Brainstorm covered Digital Transformation Strategies, meeting changing customer needs through disruption, and opportunities in Cloud, SDN and Cybersecurity. (June 2013, Executive Briefing Service, Transformation Stream.)
Transformation 2.0: Event Summary Analysis Presentation
Digital Things 2.0: A summary of the findings of the Digital Things session at the New Digital Economics Executive Brainstorm, EMEA, held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, London, on the 6th June 2013. The Brainstorm covered strategies, business models and platform requirements for the Internet of Things, and the critical relationship between this field and ‘Big Data’.
Digital Things 2.0: Event Summary Analysis Presentation