Wholesalers must take action now to protect themselves, their customers, customers’ customers, and partners by deploying effective security systems and practices.
Ovum's annual analysis of the size of the European wholesale market shows that total wholesale revenues grew between 2014 and 2015, despite the continued decline in wholesale voice revenues.
Deutsche Telekom and its partners have inaugurated a global alliance to deliver on-demand enterprise networking based on emerging virtualization technologies. Ngena aims to reinvent how enterprises buy, provision, and manage cross-border digital services.
This report forms part of Ovum’s Digital Economy 2025 series and looks at how communications services will evolve over the next ten years.
SDN appears to fit perfectly with international wholesalers’ demands for more efficient, more flexible network infrastructure. However, a lack of interoperable equipment, limited skillsets, and limited SDN interconnection are getting in the way.
This report forms part of Ovum’s Digital Economy 2025 series and offers a summary of the outlook for the telecoms industry during the coming Second Digital Revolution of the next decade
In this report, we identify four major trends that we believe will impact the wholesale market during 2016. We also look back at the trends we have highlighted in previous years, to identify where our predictions have been accurate.
Over-the-top content and new media players (OTTs) represent a growing opportunity for wholesale communications service providers to sell services ranging from dark fiber and access through value-added services including security and fraud protection.
Wholesale bandwidth providers across Africa are turning their attention to the growing enterprise opportunity across the continent.
Now in its second full year, Vodafone Carrier Services (VCS) must establish more ways to drive profitable growth. It has begun this process with new developments in its SMS and voice products.
Although highly competitive, the wholesale market is inherently more interdependent and collaborative than retail markets. Relationships between players are complex and multidimensional, which demands maturity, understanding, and flexibility.
At Carriers World 2015 and the accompanying IPX Summit, Ovum uncovered a number of ways for IPX providers to use interworking and interoperability to enable MNOs to compete against OTT providers.
Faced with a highly penetrated broadband access market and increased competition from mobile broadband, NTT is seeking to avoid retail price competition by creating a new B2B2C ecosystem. At the heart of this is the Hikari Collaboration Model.
Flexibility is fundamental to effective and long-lasting wholesale relationships. Without relationships based on trust and appreciation of interdependence, wholesale will become characterized by a much more volatile and challenging trading mindset.
Wholesale customers are increasingly concerned about all aspects of supplier quality impacting their business performance. Wholesalers’ performance against Quality criteria has improved, but large gaps remain between importance and performance.
Tough economic circumstances and regulatory pressures have focused many wholesale buyers’ attention on reducing costs. However, a growing number of companies are now willing to pay a little more for the quality characteristics they need.
Wholesalers’ portfolios of services have broadened and deepened in response to evolving customer needs. However, most wholesale customers have multiple wholesale suppliers and are willing to shop around to satisfy their needs.
CDNs, caching, and local access present opportunities for wholesale communications service providers (CSPs) to create solutions that enable their customers to store and deliver the content their end users demand.
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