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11 Jun 2018

AT&T, BT, Orange, Singtel, and Vodafone Lead the Way for Next-Generation Telecom Services in Asia/Pacific, IDC Reports

SINGAPORE, June 11th, 2018 - According to the IDC MarketScape : Asia/Pacific Next-Generation Telcos : Telecom Services 2018 Vendor Assessment, AT&T, BT, Orange, Singtel, and Vodafone are identified as 'Leaders' of the next-generation telecom service providers in Asia/Pacific, but there are plenty of challengers in the market. These service providers demonstrated a strong regional network presence, leadership in software-defined technologies, a comprehensive suite of enterprise cloud and managed ICT service offerings, diverse portfolio of services in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Collaboration in the region, as well as a large base of mid and large-sized enterprises, multinational corporations (MNCs), and government clients across Asia Pacific.

For the first time, IDC identified five (5) communication service providers, or CSPs, as "Leaders" based on the IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model, with Vodafone being the newest entrant. This pack of 'Leaders' is closely followed by "Major Players" in Asia Pacific, which includes regional service providers, such as Telstra, NTT Coms, and GCX along with global service providers like Verizon and Tata Communications.

IDC MarketScape : Asia/Pacific Next-Generation Telcos : Telecom Services 2018 Vendor Assessment, leverages IDC's MarketScape framework to evaluate 11 leading regional and global telecommunications service providers in Asia/Pacific. The evaluation framework consists of a large variety of parameters such as comprehensiveness of service offerings, software-defined networks and cloud capabilities, go-to-market strategy, growth strategy, partner ecosystem, and innovation strategy. Service providers are evaluated based on their current capabilities and their strategies for the next three to five years that they have set for the enterprise segment in the Asia/Pacific region.

"Communication service providers (CSPs) operating in Asia/Pacific are seeking to become the ICT partner of choice for enterprises looking for rapid growth in their respective countries and regionally. These enterprises are embracing 3rd Platform technologies and pushing efforts to digitally transform their businesses. To this end, CSPs are helping enterprises achieve their goals with a portfolio of solutions and products that include software-defined networking (SDN), hybrid cloud deployments, and managed services,” said Nikhil Batra, Senior Research Manager for Telecoms Practice at IDC Asia/Pacific.

"CSPs 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,” added Mr. Batra.

What This Means for Service Providers

CSPs 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.

Some of the key differentiators for success in this market include:

• a comprehensive portfolio of software-defined networking (SDN) and virtual network services.

• treating networks as a strategic asset and a differentiator.

• acting as a strategic partner for enterprise customers.

• a well-rounded managed security services portfolio.

For inquiries on this IDC MarketScape document, please contact your IDC account manager or Nikhil Batra nbatra@idc.com. For media inquiries, please contact Tessa Rago at trago@idc.com or Alvin Afuang at aafuang@idc.com.

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About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape  vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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Nikhil Batra
nbatra@idc.com
+60 142238563

Alvin Afuang
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+63917 7974586

Theresa Rago
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+65 9159 3053