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- Who are the key players?
Leading telecom vendors such as Nokia, Huawei and Ericsson have been striving to accumulate knowledge in fields such as data analytics and the Internet of Things. Indeed, the scope of the market has gradually expanded due to software-support processes and professional IT services. The telecom equipment market covers network equipment design, implementation and roll-out, and related services (maintenance, optimisation, managed services). [...]
Groups analysed in this report include: Huawei, Cisco, Fujitsu, Nokia, NEC, Qualcomm, LM Ericsson, ZTE Corp., Motorola Solutions, Juniper Networks.
- What are the players' strategies?
In recent years, telecom equipment suppliers such as Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei and ZTE have increasingly diversified their portfolios away from simply providing physical wires and cabinets (a commoditised business) and have entered into the more lucrative software and services businesses.
The industry is transitioning to new network architectures with cloud data centres at their heart. As software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) – enabling virtual control of telecom infrastructure – are becoming new industry norms, leaders are building capabilities in these areas, both in-house and in cooperation with leading IT services companies around the globe […]
- What are the players' key growth and profitability drivers?
In 2017, ZTE reported operating revenue of €14.15bn, representing growth of 7.5% compared to the previous year. Carrier networks, the consumer business, and the government and corporate business all reported year-on-year growth in operating profit. This was due to ongoing investments in telecommunications networks by carriers coupled with efforts to develop overseas markets for handsets and the government and corporate business. […]