Telecom Convergence (2021) - Thematic Research

Telecom Convergence (2021) - Thematic Research


In an age of increasingly connected living, working, and playing, telecom operators are re-positioning themselves from conduits of commoditizing connectivity to all-round, end-to-end, and value-added digital service providers.

Telecom convergence is the combination of various carrier-provisioned services within integrated solutions and portfolios, facilitated by different kinds of interconnected underlying access methods.

These integrated telco propositions, both established and emerging, span the six categories represented in the telecom convergence services stack: fixed-mobile bundles; TV and content; automated home; smart mobility; health and wellness; and digital commerce.

Embracing, or at the very least bracing for, convergence is critical to carrier business survival in the longer term. The operators that choose to act decisively now will be the ones shaping the market as it develops and the ones most likely to thrive.

The carriers best placed to take advantage of the telecom convergence opportunity own and operate assets supporting both fixed and mobile connectivity and associated services.

More importantly, those that are already delving into multiple segments of the services stack, and combining divergent products and services into integrated portfolio propositions, are those that are poised to use their telecom convergence capabilities and gain traction earlier than their peers.


  • This report provides an overview of the key aspects of telecom convergence, as well as identifying the leaders and laggards from around the world.
  • It provides detailed data on the penetration of quad-play, fixed-mobile convergence, and pay TV in selected regional markets.
  • The report also includes detailed analysis of the major technology, macroeconomic, and regulatory trends impacting the telecom convergence theme.
  • The detailed value chain comprises six layers: infrastructure, networks, connectivity, services, devices, and apps.
  • Analysis is focused on the services layer, which is split into six categories: fixed-mobile bundles, TV and content, automated home, smart mobility, health and wellness, and digital commerce.
Reasons to Buy
  • Convergence is a major theme for telecom operators, and also has implications for non-telco, vertical industry specialists in each of the service stack segments (such as auto manufacturers in the smart mobility space, and financial incumbents in digital commerce).

  • Executive summary
  • Players
    • Table Figure 1: Who are the leading players in the telecom convergence theme?
  • Trends
    • Technology trends
      • Table Technology trends
    • Macroeconomic trends
      • Table Macroeconomic trends
    • Regulatory trends
      • Table Regulatory trends
  • Industry analysis
    • Market size and growth forecasts
      • Table Figure 2: France leads the way in quad-play adoption
      • Table Figure 3: Spain, France, and Canada are the leading FMC markets
      • Table Figure 4: Korea and China lead the way in terms of pay TV penetration
    • Competitive analysis
    • Mergers and acquisitions
      • Table Mergers and acquisitions
    • Timeline
      • Table Figure 5: The telecom convergence story
  • Value chain
    • Table Figure 6: The telecom convergence value chain
    • Fixed-mobile bundles
      • Table Figure 7: European fixed-mobile bundles by regional market
      • Table Figure 8: Telco convergence bundling models
    • TV and content
    • Automated home
    • Smart mobility
    • Health and wellness
    • Digital commerce
  • Companies
    • Table Companies
  • Sector scorecards
    • Telecom services sector scorecard
      • Who's who
        • Table Figure 9: Who does what in the telecom services space?
      • Thematic screen
        • Table Figure 10: Thematic screen
      • Valuation screen
        • Table Figure 11: Valuation screen
      • Risk screen
        • Table Figure 12: Risk screen
  • Glossary
    • Table Glossary
  • Further reading
    • GlobalData reports
      • Table GlobalData reports
  • Our thematic research methodology
    • Table Figure 13: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
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