CSPs operating in Asia/Pacific are seeking to become the ICT partner of choice for enterprises looking for rapid growth in their respective countries and regionally, according to Nikhil Batra, Senior Research Manager for Telecoms Practice at IDC Asia/Pacific.
According to Nikhil, these enterprises are embracing 3rd Platform technologies and pushing efforts to digitally transform their businesses. To this end, CSPs are helping enterprises achieve their goals with a portfolio of solutions and products that include software-defined networking (SDN), hybrid cloud deployments, and managed services.
"CSPs are attempting to go "digital" themselves as they transform their networks to incorporate software-defined and virtualization paradigms, investing heavily in analytics, automation, and other emerging technologies that will transform not just their network architectures but ultimately, their business,” added Batra.
According to IDC, some of the key differentiators for success in this market include:
• a comprehensive portfolio of software-defined networking (SDN) and virtual network services.
• treating networks as a strategic asset and a differentiator.
• acting as a strategic partner for enterprise customers.
• a well-rounded managed security services portfolio.
According to the IDC's 2018 Vendor Assessment report, AT&T, BT, Orange, Singtel, and Vodafone are identified as 'Leaders' of the next-generation telecom service providers in Asia/Pacific, but there are plenty of challengers in the market. These service providers demonstrated a strong regional network presence, leadership in software-defined technologies, a comprehensive suite of enterprise cloud and managed ICT service offerings, diverse portfolio of services in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Collaboration in the region, as well as a large base of mid and large-sized enterprises, multinational corporations (MNCs), and government clients across Asia Pacific, said IDC.