Maximising Returns on Telco Assets
2020.10.01   |   47 pages   |   Revenue Continuity

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Jon Newman


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The capital cost of deploying infrastructure has become critical, as operators need to deploy 5G technologies before they have achieved a return on 4G infrastructure.

They can either reduce their own capital input by attracting investment from external sources, or increase the level of utilisation and revenue generation to speed attainment of the necessary ROI.

This report examines the options available and the approaches taken by some of the leading market players.

 

 

Companies: Axiata, Rakuten, Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, Vodafone, ngena, AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Adfone, Lyca Mobile, Telxius, Cisco,

Countries: Global, Asia, USA, Mexico, Malaysia, Japan,

Keywords: BSS, network sharing, SLA, virtualised network, Big Data, Business Intelligence, infrastructure, monetisation, SD-WAN, Advertising, API, outsourcing, platform, Wholesale, 5G, SDN, ROI, 4G, OpenRAN, Targeting, Analytics, Towerco, capital expenditure, Loyalty scheme, OSS,

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Overview

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1.1

Key Infographic

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1.2

Introduction

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1.3

Three i3……

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2

Background and Content

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2.1

Background to the Report

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2.2

Report Content

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2.3

Currency and Conversions

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2.4

Further Questions and Feedback

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3

Maximising Return Strategies

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3.1

Introduction

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3.2

Network Infrastructure

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3.3

Business Information and Big Data

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3.4

Base Relationship Access

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4

Shifting the Capital/ROI Balance

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4.1

Introduction

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4.2

Telefónica – Sharing Infrastructure Approach

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4.2.1

Introduction and Background

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4.2.2

Telefónica’s Telxius Initiative

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4.2.3

Effectiveness of Telefónica’s Approach

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4.3

ngena – A Global SD-WAN Alliance for Enterprises

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4.3.1

Introduction and Background

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4.3.2

The ngena Proposition

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4.3.3

Effectiveness of ngena in Driving Infrastructure Monetisation

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4.4

Rakuten – a New Operator With a Virtualised Network

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4.4.1

Introduction and Background

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4.4.2

Rakuten’s Virtualised Network

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4.4.3

Effectiveness of Rakuten’s Approach

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5

Data Access

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5.1

Introduction

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5.2

Axiata ADA

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5.2.1

Rakuten’s Data Initiatives

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Base Relationship Access

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6.1

Introduction

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6.2

Serving Ads for Airtime Credit

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6.2.1

Background

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6.2.2

AT&T Subsidised Airtime for Mobile Customers

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6.3

Direct Customer Access

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6.3.1

Background

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6.3.2

Axiata Digital’s Apigate

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Conclusions & Recommendations

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7.1

Conclusions

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7.1.1

Introduction

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7.1.2

External Investment and Network Sharing

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7.1.3

Big Data and Analytics

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7.1.4

Third Party Base Access

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7.1.5

Overall Conclusions

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7.2

Recommendations

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