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Market Trends: Top Implementation Models for CSP Digital Services, 2017 Update

Published: 03 November 2017

ID: G00332013

Analyst(s): Yanni Karalis, Ibo Sanz Castedo

Summary

The choice of implementation model can determine the success or failure of a digital service. Communications service provider technology business unit leaders must consider ecosystem participation in implementing new digital services.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • CSPs Must Align the Different Strategic Outcomes of Their Products With Their Implementation Model
  • Digital Ecosystems Drives CSP Implementation Model Strategy
  • Partnerships Account for 58% of CSP Implementation Models Driven Primarily by CSP Activity in IoT and Digital Media
  • Acquisitions Represent 4% of Overall CSP Implementation Model; However, the Scale of Those Highlights a Strong Strategic Importance
  • Investments Account for 11% of Overall CSP Implementation Models Despite the Heterogeneous Venture Capital Approach
  • Overall CSP Considerations for Build, Buy and Partner
    • Build — Overall Considerations
    • Buy — Overall Considerations
    • Partnerships — Overall Considerations

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