Telco Infrastructure Vendors Need to Ride a Wave of Creative Destruction to Address Industrial Verticals

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By Don Alusha | 4Q 2018 | IN-5318


Drive IOCT Convergence


Telco infrastructure vendors are increasingly pursuing new-growth opportunities beyond the traditional telco value chain. In tandem with the core telco market, there is growing interest in nurturing a disruptive growth wave coming from industrial digitalization and automation. Specifically, vendors are investing in new technologies that aim to replace the inefficient legacy industrial structure(s) of today with new automated and converged processes set to redefine the inner workings of asset-heavy enterprise segments.

Capturing the value that Information Operations Communications Technologies (IOCT) creates in enterprise verticals effectively translates into the convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT). For telco infrastructure vendors specifically, this calls for an evolutionary step change on three fronts:

  • On the technology front, changes in management and orchestration for highly distributed capabilities, accompanied, of course, by End-to-End (E2E) Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Quality of Service (QoS), billing, and resource p…

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