New survey reveals telecom trends for 2015

2015 – The Year of Digital and Cloud for Communications Providers? 79% of communications providers held back by their current IT systems but next year they must focus on building the right foundations for future success.

Despite the hype surrounding trends such as the Internet of Things and wearable technology, telecommunications companies need to focus their 2015 investments on building the foundations for a digital future, according to a new survey commissioned by global cloud technology company, CloudSense. The survey polled decision-makers across Communication Service Providers with over 400 employees across Europe and the US.

The results show that over three-quarters of respondents (79%) are dissatisfied in some way with their current IT systems. This legacy infrastructure is obviously holding them back from effectively selling new products as the majority (82%) say they cannot easily bundle across all products and services – a major disadvantage in such a competitive and fast-moving marketplace.

When asked which technology will most impact their business in 2015 the answers spanned a range with no one clear winner. The most popular answer was the cloud (29%) followed by digital services (21%), whereas the Internet of Things and wearable technology only scored 13% and 6% respectively. Big data was cited by only 10%.

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Source: The Comparecloud

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