Gartner Research

Market Insight: CSPs Now Need to Adopt Clear Strategic Positions

Published: 17 September 2013

ID: G00251255

Analyst(s): King-Yew Foong


Prioritization of initiatives, identification of capabilities to develop and resource allocation are highly dependent on strategic positioning. A communications service provider's senior management should determine its strategic position before embarking on these efforts, so as to improve outcomes.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Determining Strategic Positioning Is Necessary Today
  • Three Strategic Positions Are Available to CSPs
  • Business Assessment of the Strategic Positions
  • Factors to Consider in Selecting an Appropriate Strategic Position

Background and Context

The Impact

  • Scenario: How CSPs Will Evolve, 2017 and Beyond


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