Partnering is a more strategic approach to growth for telecoms wholesalers than the alternatives of in-house development or mergers and acquisition, according to global analyst firm Ovum. By Ian Scales.
Ovum claims partnering enables carriers to broaden their service portfolios, increase network reach, and respond more quickly to changing customer requirements.
According to its report: Economic uncertainty and intense competition has made it increasingly difficult for wholesalers to achieve their business growth objectives.
Yet Ovum finds that carriers partnering with established third parties are more likely to succeed in launching new services and entering new markets, while at the same time developing new skills through cooperation and collaboration.
“There are real benefits for organizations willing to invest time and resources into developing mutually beneficial relationships with a range of different partners, ” says David James, practice leader of Ovum’s wholesale team.
He says that the key difference between traditional relationships and those involving partnering is the degree of cooperation and collaboration in achieving a common goal. Partners establish multiple relationships across their organizations, share development plans, and integrate internal systems and processes to maximise the benefits of their joint service proposition to customers. However, despite being lower risk, lower cost, and quicker to market, not all partnering relationships work, and success depends on a range of criteria.
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