Global Cloud Communications Value Chain Market Report 2022: Evolving the Role of Telecom Operators in the Industry - The Microsoft Effect and the Telecom Opportunity

Dublin, April 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Evolving the Role of Telecom Operators in the Global Cloud Communications Value Chain" report has been added to's offering.

This study analyzes disruptive market trends and identifies opportunities for telecom operators to capitalize on their strong connectivity, professional, and managed services in the evolving cloud communications space.

Business communications have evolved over the years to include a plethora of new communications and collaborations tools, such as video meetings, team spaces, business short messaging services (SMS), and more.

Many businesses have also moved their call control (private branch exchange (PBX)) and collaboration tools to the cloud and adopting advanced unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solutions to gain operational efficiencies and become more agile.

However, business telephony and voice services deployment models have remained relatively static for generations. Business numbers and direct inward dial (DID) numbers are delivered to the customer premises by some form of connectivity - i.e., originally by analog plain old telephone services (POTS) lines and later by integrated services digital network (ISDN) and digital E1/T1 trunks. Regardless of the transport used, these telephone numbers have been paired with some form of customer premises equipment (CPE), such as a PBX or contact center, or terminated to endpoint devices such as FAX machines.

The adoption of Internet Protocol (IP) and Voice over IP (VoIP) standards has moved telephony and voice services away from leveraging dedicated physical circuits for transport and toward a future state of fully converged, IP-based networks providing transport for all applications and services used within a business.

VoIP trunking services, using defined session initiation protocol (SIP) standards, have replaced physical circuits for many businesses. However, the way providers sell SIP trunking and customers consume the telephony service has not changed. SIP trunking provides for highly dynamic VoIP capabilities, but for many business customers, it serves in a very static "set and forget" role.

Today, the communications services value chain is being disrupted by innovative cloud communications providers. Several trends are impacting the ecosystem, including the successful merging of telephony services and cloud applications, the emergence of compelling UCaaS resale models, and the rising influence that Microsoft and other cloud platform providers are having on IT decisions makers.

It is imperative that telecom operators re-evaluate their business models, realign their value proposition to customer shifting requirements, and carefully consider future partnerships.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Research Objectives and Methodology

  • Research Objectives and Methodology
  • Sample Structure of the Survey - By Country
  • Sample Structure of the Survey - By Industry

2. Introduction and Industry Opportunity

  • Introduction
  • The UCaaS Disruption - The Merging of Telephony Services and Cloud Applications
  • The UCaaS Disruption - The Rise of UCaaS Resale Models
  • The Value of UCaaS and Network Provider Partnerships
  • The Microsoft Effect and the Telecom Opportunity

3. Customer Preferences for Voice and Collaboration Services

  • PSTN Connectivity Options for Microsoft Cloud Phone System
  • Key Reasons for Preferred Method of PSTN Access
  • Preferred Method Analysis of Microsoft Teams Users

4. Reframing Voice Services in a Collaboration-First Market

  • Approaches and Responsibilities for Voice Services Integration
  • Customer-managed Communications Infrastructure
  • Provider-managed SBC Services
  • Communications Infrastructure as a Service
  • Integrated Calling Plans
  • Carrier-integrated Services

5. Key Findings and Provider Growth Opportunities

  • Key Findings
  • Growth Opportunities for Communications Service Providers

6. Appendix

  • Why Is It Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
  • The Strategic Imperative
  • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine

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