The telecommunications infrastructure vendor market consists of a variety of companies that provide switching, transmission, signaling, database, content, applications, OSS/BSS systems, and other equipment, software, and services.
To say that the telecom vendor marketplace is very competitive would be a significant understatement. Smaller players come and go, often acquired by larger players or beaten by them by way of their significant economies of scale and scope. However, the larger players are not immune to problems as has recently been evidenced by some announcements of force reductions in the tens of thousands.
This report provides the reader with an understanding of the telecom infrastructure vendor landscape including major investment drivers, significant players, solutions, and market positioning. The report also provides insights into threats and opportunities regarding infrastructure offerings.
- Telecom OSS/BSS suppliers
- Telecom network operators
- Telecom software developers
- Telecom application developers
- Telecom infrastructure providers
- Associations and Technology Groups
- Corporate and Institutional Investors
- Government and International Bodies
- Service bureau/managed service providers
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