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May 2018 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # AP43860618

IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Next-Generation Telcos: Telecom Services 2018 Vendor Assessment

Authors: Nikhil Batra, Hugh Ujhazy

Abstract

This IDC study is the eighth yearly assessment of next-generation telecom operators in Asia/Pacific. The primary focus of this study is to assess SPs' capabilities to meet the telecommunication and ICT needs of various customer segments. It leverages the IDC MarketScape framework to evaluate 11 leading regional and global telecommunications SPs in Asia/Pacific. The evaluation framework consists of a large variety of parameters, such as comprehensiveness of service offerings, datacenter and cloud capabilities, go-to-market strategy, growth strategy, partner ecosystem, and innovation strategy. SPs are evaluated based on their current capabilities and the strategies they have set in the next three to five years for the enterprise segment in the Asia/Pacific region.

"Communication SPs operating in Asia/Pacific are seeking to become the ICT partner of choice for enterprises that are seeking rapid growth, in their respective countries and regionally. These enterprises are embracing the 3rd Platform and initiating complex efforts for the digital transformation of their businesses, and to this end, Communication SPs are helping them achieve their goals with a portfolio of solutions and products that include software-defined networking, hybrid cloud deployments, and managed services. Communication SPs are attempting to go digital themselves as they transform their networks to incorporate software-defined and virtualization paradigms, investing heavily in analytics, automation, and other emerging technologies that will transform not just their network architectures but, ultimately, their business," says Nikhil Batra, senior research manager, IDC Asia/Pacific Telecom Practice.

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