Gartner Research

The Future Scenario for Telecommunications Vendors

Published: 18 September 1998

ID: G0071283

Analyst(s): Frank Fabricius


This Vendor Analysis focuses on vendor segmentation and the changes necessary in future vendor skill sets as the Western European PTOs are outsourcing and climbing the value chain for public telecommunications services, thereby boosting the demand for full service network vendors.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Market History
  • The Current Scenario for Telecommunications Vendors
    • The Top 10 Vendors
    • The Niche Vendors
  • Important Changes of Necessary Vendor Skill Sets as the PTOs Climb the Value Chain
  • Inefficient Standardization as a Driver for FSN Vendor Demand
  • Future Telecommunications Vendors to Be Split into Three Segments
    • An FSN Vendor Is a Telecommunications Solutions Supermarket
    • A Niche and OEM Vendor Is a Highly Specialized and Focused Equipment Vendor
    • A Component and OEM Vendor Is a Subsupplier of Components and Part Products
    • Telecommunications Vendors by Segment
  • Dataquest Perspective

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