Are the incumbent CSPs safe, or is their future business strategy at risk?
Jan 4, 2019
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The Great Telco Debate brings together some of the world's leading thinkers and players in the telecoms ecosystem to debate the challenges and opportunities facing the telcos, suppliers, regulators and other interested parties. We asked speakers at the event if the large incumbent CSPs are safe, or if their businesses at risk from Alt-Nets, new entrants, cloud providers and others?
Is any business really safe anymore? Digital disruption is there for everybody, and many of the threats are not spotted until it's too late. However, CSPs are fortunate in that they have comprehensive infrastructure in place, with much of it relatively future proof, at least in the mid-term and given regular investments. They also generate a huge amount of behavioural and user data that they can leverage. Owning the network (and especially the access network) could prove to be a considerable advantage over the cloud providers and OTT companies. However, those CSPs that don't continually adapt and who don't see the changing dynamics in the industry are going to be more at risk.
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- Darrell Jordan-Smith, Vice President, Global ICT Sales, Red Hat
- Bouke Hoving, EVP Networks and IT, KPN
- Mike van den Bergh, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, PCCW Global
- Howard Watson, CTIO, BT Group
Filmed at The Great Telco Debate, London, November 2018
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