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International Wholesale Carriers - Ecosystem Players’ Evolution: Mergers & Acquisitions, Open Initiatives, and Potential New Entrants in the Digital Transformation Era

International Wholesale Carriers - Ecosystem Players’ Evolution: Mergers & Acquisitions, Open Initiatives, and Potential New Entrants in the Digital Transformation Era

  • April 2018
  • 34 pages
  • ID: 5390547
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International Wholesale Carriers - Ecosystem Players' Evolution: Mergers & Acquisitions, Open Initiatives, and Potential New Entrants in the Digital Transformation Era

Brief

From the explosion of data traffic to the emergence of the Internet of Things, retail network operators have seen their erstwhile lucrative models challenged over the past five years. Evolving service economics, dramatic technology improvements, and a additional breed of more agile, software-driven players are prompting telcos' to transform.

The overall wholesale industry has not been immune from the winds of change rocking its retail customers.Overall wholesale carriers are under pressure to accelerate the rollout of additional services, reduce exposure to voice and migrate to additional agile business models.

Alongside traditional worldwide wholesale players, overall Internet players (including cloud and content providers) are also experiencing growing worldwide bandwidth requirements for their services.

These market requirements are prompting wholesale ecosystem players to evolve, harnessing a set of strategies ranging from M&A's to open ecosystem initiatives, and Internet companies investing in their own worldwide capacity.

Exploring three top strategies which the worldwide wholesale providers and overall Internet players are deploying to meet the quickly evolving marketplace are - M&A's, open ecosystem initiatives and overall Internet players turning into their own wholesale providers.

"International Wholesale Carriers - Ecosystem Players' Evolution: Mergers & Acquisitions, Open Initiatives, and Potential New Entrants in the Digital Transformation Era", a thematic research report, lays out main strategies wholesale providers and main Internet players have been harnessing to meet the changing requirements of the wholesale market in the digital transformation era.

Key takeaways of the report include -

- M&As can help overall wholesalers expand the depth of their product portfolio, the reach of their networks and most critically their addressable markets.

- Open platforms can be used as a strategy to lower the barrier to entry and time-to-market of developing a additional digital service or capability.

- Given their scale, overall Internet players can increasingly consider the opportunity of fully/partially investing in their own undersea cables and cloud connectivity capabilities to better control the QoS and margins of the services they render to end users.

Companies Mentioned: Altice, Amazon, CenturyLink, Console Connect, DT ICSS, Facebook, Google, Gtt, iBasis, Interoute, Level 3, Liquid Telecom, Microsoft, Neotel, Neural Path, Optic Zoo Networks, PCCW, Raha, RTX, Singtel, TI Sparkle, Tofane, Twilio, Vodafone Carrier Services, Zayo

Overview

- M&As can help overall wholesalers expand the depth of their product portfolio, the reach of their networks and most critically their addressable markets.

- Open platforms can be used as a strategy to lower the barrier to entry and time-to-market of developing a additional digital service or capability.

- Given their scale, overall Internet players can increasingly consider the opportunity of fully/partially investing in their own undersea cables and cloud connectivity capabilities to better control the QoS and margins of the services they render to end users.

Great reasons to purchase

- This Thematic report offers a exhaustive examination of three top worldwide wholesale ecosystem players' evolution strategies to meet the requirements of the digital transformation era. The report objective is to help industry executives fully understand the drivers, benefits and implications of each strategy - M&As, joining open ecosystem platforms and overall Internet players investing in their own undersea cables capacity.

- Five case studies illustrate the findings of the report, providing insights into the main worldwide wholesale ecosystem players' evolution strategies; this will help industry executives comprehend the drivers, benefits/implications of industry M&As and overall Internet players investing in their own undersea cable capacity and how these can be leveraged to meet the evolving market requirements.

- The report analyses the concrete drivers & benefits of each evolution strategy in terms of elements including services portfolio expansion, gaining access to additional digital capabilities, customers base strengthening, increased value chain control and costs/sales synergies.

- With more than 15 exhibits, the market research is designed for an executive-level audience, to benefit them understand and determine the adequate evolution strategies for their overall wholesale business.

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