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Market Trends: How CSPs Strengthen Their Focus on Adjacent Markets

Published: 13 April 2017

ID: G00319533

Analyst(s): Rishi Tejpal

Summary

CSPs sustained their drive into adjacent markets via acquisitions in 2016, deepening a trend of the last four years. Technology business unit leaders of CSPs seeking diversification may consider acquisitions to modernize their infrastructure and capabilities that will drive new digital services.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Adjacent Market M&As Remained Focus of CSPs' Diversification Strategy — Grew by 74% From 2012 to 2016
  • M&As in ICT-Enabling Services and Digital Content/Media-Related Companies Remain Focus Area for CSPs
  • Regional Trend Analysis
    • Asia/Pacific: CSPs Lead Diversification Toward Adjacent Markets
    • EMEA: Adjacent Market Focus Dominates at the Expense of Core Telecom
    • Americas: CSPs Continued Focus in Adjacent Markets in the Region

Vendors to Watch

Appendix

  • Adjacent Market Versus Core Telecom M&A Trends (2008 to 2012, 2010 to 2014, 2011 to 2015 and 2012 to 2016)

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