The 4Q-2013 Competitive Assessment for the US$ 10B Network Managed
Services calls out its leaders. ABI Research finds the lead positions in
the Telecom race goes to the companies keeping an eye on the long-haul
and those with flawless execution in a seemingly stagnant market.
Overall leaders in order are Ericsson, Nokia Solutions, and
Alcatel-Lucent, based on a combination of Implementation (market
traction) and Innovation (managed service as competitive advantage)
criteria. That the three providers lead should not be surprising given
their long standing presence in Managed Services.
Ericsson easily claims Implementation winner with an unmatched 36.6%
market share and over 1 billion subscribers under its care. Coming in
second is Huawei at a projected EoY 22.9% market share, and ABI Research
believes it will nudge ahead of the third place contender, Nokia
Solutions and Networks with 22.1% market share."
The Innovation leadership nod goes to the challengers Alcatel-Lucent,
Nokia Solutions, and Networks and Ericsson, based on advances in Managed
Service automation, cloud offerings, and leveraging the potential of
Managed Services for copetitive advantage. Alcatel-Lucent's focus on
equipping its customers with competitive advantage, coupled with its
focus on automation and cloud delivery, positions it as a most
"Network Managed Services is an extremely competitive and tough business
where scale and execution are everything," says Joe Hoffman, research
director. "We now see Managed Services moving beyond outsourcing and
cost reduction as service providers seek to deliver competitive
advantage to their customers."
These findings are in "Network Managed Service Providers", part of ABI
& Managed Services Research Service (https://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/managed-services/).
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