Operators growth ride on multi-play services

A NetCracker Technology survey found that 55% of communications service providers viewed their top growth areas to be multi-play services to the home, followed by mobile money and commerce (52%) and mobile video (46.7%).
Respondents said the Top 3 competitive threats for them were “new infrastructure providers” (56.8%), followed by applications service providers and handset manufacturers.
Operators said that over the next 12 months, they will prioritize accelerating network convergence, reducing costs through systems and supplier consolidation, and through managed services/outsourcing of networks and services.