20 Most Promising Technology Solution Providers for Telecom Industry - 2017

Before the emergence of the Internet and data networks, telecommunications had a simple and clear meaning: allowing people from distant locations to communicate by voice through a telephone. Today, however, the dynamics of telecommunications have changed drastically and so has the industry. With a growing market and increasing competition, service quality and customer-centricity have emerged as the two most vital factors of differentiation for companies in the telecom sector.

With the evolution of smartphones, IoT has become a key area where the telecom domain witnesses umpteen opportunities. Global telecom operators are utilizing IoT to monitor cell towers remotely as well as predict and prevent failures before a breakdown occurs. 2017 holds heavy prospects for network carriers to invest in this area. Additionally, 2017 is also witnessing an enormous spark around 5G networks. While 5G standards have not yet been fully defined, carriers are proceeding with lab and field trials to establish basic connectivity elements and mark its presence in the race.

As carriers seek to remain competitive, operations is one area that is ripe for improvement. Network operators are expected to shift their hardware-based network equipment to software-based network functions with technologies such as software defined networking and network function virtualization. This shift should allow them to manage their networks more efficiently and effectively, and be more responsive to changes in consumer preferences.

Over the last few months, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts including CIOReview editorial board has reviewed the top technology companies that provide inventive tools and services to modernize the telecommunications industry.

In this edition of CIOReview, we present you “20 Most Promising Technology Solution Providers for Telecom Industry 2017,” featuring the best-of-breed technology companies that unravel the next generation of telecommunications.

Company Name

Company Description

Amdocs Amdocs empowers service providers in the B2B domain to address mobility, network, and connectivity
Comarch Provider of business support systems for telecom industry
Comptel Delivers software and services to telecommunications companies
Crosstel Offers billing, switch performance, and revenue solutions, bridging the gap between telecom engineering and IT
CSG International [NASDAQ:CSGS] Helps clients to launch and monetize communications
eCloud Managed Solutions Provider of cloud-native solutions to telecom industries
Epsilon Delivering cloud-centric networking that brings together different connectivity services through a single online portal
Ericsson [NASDAQ:ERIC] Provides services, software, and infrastructure in mobility, broadband, and cloud
IDI Billing Solutions Provides billing and OSS services to effectively monetize service offerings and streamline telecom operations
Inmarsat A provider of global mobile satellite communications
MasterStream, Inc A provider of lead-to-cash ERP software solutions for the telecom industry
Mavenir Mavenir accelerates network transformation for service providers by offering a comprehensive end-to-end network product portfolio
Netcracker Technology Delivers operation support systems services to telecommunications service providers
NTT America A provider of private networks, cloud, hosting and IP networking services
Redknee [TSE:RKN] Redknee Solutions is a global provider of operation support systems (OSS) products and services to the telecommunications industry
ROI Communications Collaborates with leading enterprises to plan, design, and implement tailor-made network solutions for customers
SES Networks Offers satellite-enabled connectivity for high availability of all data services
TEOCO Delivers analytics, assurance, and optimization solutions to communication service providers
Tributary Systems, Inc Delivers a wide array of solutions for data backup, replication, protection, and recovery across all cloud and legacy platforms
Zayo Group A global provider of communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation, and cloud infrastructure