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ICT investment trends in telco

ICT investment trends in telco

  • November 2016
  • 37 pages
  • ID: 4486426
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The telco sector is the epicenter of growth for virtually every industry across the world, making telco/service providers continuously look for innovative solutions to gain a challenging edge and retain consumers. The survey shows that telco/service providers are planning to increase their ICT investments in 2016, compared to 2015, due to the disruptive technologies including IoT, voice over Wi-Fi, and voice over long term evolution.

Main highlights

- The telecom industry is striving to remain ambitious by adopting the recent and upcoming developments in telecommunications, and modifying products and services to meet the demands of users.

- Pertaining to investments in the core areas of ICT expenditure, including hardware, software, and IT services, the survey reveals that respondents are growing their investments in network and communications equipment, servers, and security.

-Fierce competition within the telecoms industry and the increased use of wireless technology are driving telcos to explore and invest in emerging technologies including SDN, cloud computing, internet of things, virtualization, and data centers, among others.


This industry report unveils the findings from a survey of 157 telco/service providers regarding their Information and Communications Technology investment trends. The survey investigates how telco/service providers currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting. The study illustrates the core technologies that banks are investing in, including business intelligence, IoT, green IT and virtualization and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach to purchasing technology adopted by telco/service providers. Through Kable's survey, the analysis aims to provide a superior insight to ICT vendors and service providers when pitching their solutions to telco/service providers. The market research focuses on telco/service providers' ICT expenditure trends for particular technology areas and technologies, identifying the best three IT projects, and understanding the business challenges faced by organizations.

In unique, it offers an detailed analysis of the following:

- How ICT budgets are set to change in 2016 in terms of their global size

- Allocation across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting

- Distribution of ICT money in areas including the networks, applications, service desk, and data centers

- Which ICT functions telco/service providers are interested in outsourcing

- Telco/service providers' investment priorities established on their budget allocations across core technology categories including business intelligence, Iot, green IT and virtualization, and cloud computing

- Factors that are influencing telco/service providers' investments in each technology category

- How telco/service providers' IT budgets are currently allocated across different segments within a technology category

- Telco/service providers' distribution of their ICT budget across several segments within a technology category

- Vendor satisfaction ratings for different core and advanced technology categories

- Comprehend how ICT money are being allocated by telco/service providers in particular geographies and size bands to improve your market uptake

- Make effective business decisions by recognizing the opportunities within each of the core areas of ICT spend (hardware, software, IT services, telecommunications, and consulting)

- Realign your sales initiatives by understanding the current tactical objectives of telco/service providers

- Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (business intelligence, IoT, green IT and virtualization, and cloud computing)

- Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing telco/service providers' decisions when selecting an ICT provider

- Comprehend the changes in clients' priorities and analyze the business and IT objectives that telco/service providers are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies

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