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Telecom Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Report November 2016-April 2017

1 INTRODUCTION
Methodology, sample size and key points
Profile of respondents
Global Business Outlook
Strategic business priorities 11 Emerging markets with significant growth potential
Growth potential for developed markets
Mergers and acquisition
Leading business concerns
Capital expenditure projections
Procurement Approaches and Strategies
Potential changes in procurement resources and objectives
Procurement activity outlook in key areas
Global procurement budget projections
Planned change in procurement expenditure
Supplier prices outlook
Organizations’ viewpoints on E-procurement
Acronyms and definitions
Appendix
List of Tables
Exhibit 1: Distribution of survey respondents by region, 2016
Exhibit 2: Distribution of survey respondents by company type, 2016
Exhibit 3: Distribution of survey respondents by size (turnover), 2016
Exhibit 4: Distribution of survey respondents by position, 2016
Exhibit 5: Organizations Top Priorities - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 6: Organizations Top Priorities - By Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 7: Organizations Top Priorities - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 8: Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 9: Top Five Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 10: Developing Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 11: Top Five Developing Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - By Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 12: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 13: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions - By Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 14: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 15: Major Concerns for Organizations - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 16: Major Concerns for Organizations - By Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 17: Major Concerns for Organizations - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 18: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 19: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - By Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 20: Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 21: Top Four Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Region - A, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 22: Top Four Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Region - B, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 23: Top Four Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 24: Change in Procurement Activities in Strategic Areas - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 25: Global Procurement Budget Outlook - By Overall and Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 26: Global Procurement Budget Outlook - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 27: Change in Procurement Expenditure - Overall and Regional, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 28: Change in Procurement Expenditure - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 29: Supplier Prices Expectations - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 30: Supplier Prices Expectations - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 31: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - Overall
Exhibit 32: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - By Region
Exhibit 33: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - By Company Types
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Distribution of survey respondents by region, 2016
Exhibit 2: Distribution of survey respondents by company type, 2016
Exhibit 3: Distribution of survey respondents by size (turnover), 2016
Exhibit 4: Distribution of survey respondents by position, 2016
Exhibit 5: Organizations Top Priorities - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 6: Organizations Top Priorities - By Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 7: Organizations Top Priorities - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 8: Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 9: Top Five Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 10: Developing Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 11: Top Five Developing Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - By Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 12: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 13: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions - By Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 14: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 15: Major Concerns for Organizations - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 16: Major Concerns for Organizations - By Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 17: Major Concerns for Organizations - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 18: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 19: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - By Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 20: Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 21: Top Four Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Region - A, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 22: Top Four Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Region - B, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 23: Top Four Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 24: Change in Procurement Activities in Strategic Areas - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 25: Global Procurement Budget Outlook - By Overall and Region, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 26: Global Procurement Budget Outlook - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 27: Change in Procurement Expenditure - Overall and Regional, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 28: Change in Procurement Expenditure - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 29: Supplier Prices Expectations - Overall, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 30: Supplier Prices Expectations - By Company Types, Nov 2016–Apr 2017
Exhibit 31: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - Overall
Exhibit 32: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - By Region
Exhibit 33: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - By Company Types

Telecom Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Report November 2016-April 2017

Summary

Mergers and acquisitions are expected to increase within the telecom industry over the next six months (November 2016-April 2017) as a result of rising competition within the telecom industry, and growing expectations from customers regarding data and services to be delivered on-demand. Even though cost containment, rising competition, and market uncertainty have been highlighted as major business concerns for the global telecom industry over the next six months, respondents are willing to increase their focus towards expansion in current markets and development of new products. Furthermore, developing economies such as India, China, and Brazil are projected to offer significant growth opportunities for the global telecom industry due to expansion in mobile and smart device utilization and connectivity, significant growth in subscriber base of mobile internet data, and rise in m-commerce. On average, the global telecom industry’s procurement expenditure is projected to increase by 10.8% over the next six months.

Key Findings

  • Expanding into existing markets and new product development are major priorities for telecom industry operators and suppliers over the next six months
  • Cost containment, rising competition, and market uncertainty are major business concerns for the global telecom industry
  • Capital expenditure on new product development and IT infrastructure development will increase over the next six months
  • Internal operating cost reductions and increased use of technology are the main procurement objectives for organizations over the next six months
  • Overall, 38% of executives expect a decrease in supplier prices, while 27% expect an increase, and 30% expect no change over the next six months
Synopsis

Pyramid Research’s Telecom Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Report examines executives’ opinion on the business outlook and procurement activities over November 2016–April 2017. Organizations can know about key business priorities, supplier price variations, changes in capital expenditure, mergers and acquisitions within the global telecom industry, and organizations perspective towards e-procurement. Additionally, it provides information categorized by region and company type.What else does this report offer?
  • Key business priorities: examines the telecom companies’ important priorities for November 2016–April 2017
  • Emerging and developed markets: provides information about key emerging and developed markets, which will offer most growth over next six months
  • Change in M&A activity: analyzes telecom industry executives’ opinion on changes in merger and acquisition activity globally
  • Business concerns: identifies major business concerns that are likely to impact manufacturers and suppliers
  • Change in capital expenditure: tracks the expected change in capital expenditure both globally and regionally
  • Change in procurement activities: evaluates how procurement activities will change in the telecom industry over the next six months
  • Procurement budget outlook: projects procurement budget allocation along with changes in procurement expenditure over November 2016–April 2017
  • Supplier prices outlook: determines the expected change in supplier prices over November 2016–April 2017
  • E-procurement: identifies executive’s perspective towards e-procurement within the global telecom industry
Reasons To Buy
  • Highlights key business priorities (including comparisons over the last six months) thus helping telecom companies to realign business strategy
  • Organizations can develop or adjust business expansion plans by knowing the significant growth offering emerging and developed markets highlighted in the report
  • Make changes in procurement budget allocations through procurement budget projections anticipated by executives for November 2016–April 2017
  • Implement effective price management strategy by viewing supplier price variations highlighted for next six months


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