Global - Analysis - Infrastructure - Network Outsourcing


After several years of navel-gazing, following the telco crisis, and hoping for better times, it is beginning to dawn on many telcos that things are not going to improve in the near future. Telcos are bracing themselves for lower call charges and no significant new income from mobile data services for several years to come. The latest area that these companies are investigating is that of ‘network outsourcing’ and there are certainly some interesting elements to this. I am on record, as far back as the late 1980s, with a prediction that vendors and telcos will move closer together. Furthermore, I predict that network outsourcing will eventually force structural separation – with the vendors running these networks, they will become shared networks. This report was archived in 2005.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Related reports
  • 3. Analysis of developments in network outsourcing
    • 3.1 The celco cost crisis
    • 3.2 Vendors – the network operators of the future
    • 3.3 The revival of the vendors
  • 4. Rethinking telecommunications networks
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Massive write-offs in traditional networks
    • 4.3 New business models need to be implemented
    • 4.4 New networks are required
    • 4.5 Deploy IP or else …
  • 5. Rethinking the role of the vendors
    • 5.1 Manufacturers need to refocus their business
    • 5.2 From boom to bust
    • 5.3 More consolidation needed
    • 5.4 From equipment providers to service providers
    • 5.5 Arrival of new business models
    • 5.6 It takes two to tango

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Strategies & Analyses (Industry & Markets)
Telecoms Infrastructure

Number of pages 7

Status Archived

Last updated 12 Jan 2004
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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