Top 20 Telecom Companies - 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.

Top Telecom Technology Solution Companies

Offers billing, switch performance, and revenue solutions, bridging the gap between telecom engineering and IT

Provider of cloud-native solutions to telecom industries

Delivering cloud-centric networking that brings together different connectivity services through a single online portal

Provides billing and OSS services to effectively monetize service offerings and streamline telecom operations

A provider of lead-to-cash ERP software solutions for the telecom industry

Collaborates with leading enterprises to plan, design, and implement tailor-made network solutions for customers

Offers satellite-enabled connectivity for high availability of all data services

Delivers a wide array of solutions for data backup, replication, protection, and recovery across all cloud and legacy platforms

A global provider of communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation, and cloud infrastructure

Amdocs

Amdocs

Amdocs empowers service providers in the B2B domain to address mobility, network, and connectivity

Comarch

Comarch

Provider of business support systems for telecom industry

Comptel

Comptel

Delivers software and services to telecommunications companies

CSG International [NASDAQ:CSGS]

CSG International [NASDAQ:CSGS]

Helps clients to launch and monetize communications

Ericsson [NASDAQ:ERIC]

Ericsson [NASDAQ:ERIC]

Provides services, software, and infrastructure in mobility, broadband, and cloud

Inmarsat

Inmarsat

A provider of global mobile satellite communications

Mavenir

Mavenir

Mavenir accelerates network transformation for service providers by offering a comprehensive end-to-end network product portfolio

Netcracker Technology

Netcracker Technology

Delivers operation support systems services to telecommunications service providers

NTT America

NTT America

A provider of private networks, cloud, hosting and IP networking services

Redknee [TSE:RKN]

Redknee [TSE:RKN]

Redknee Solutions is a global provider of operation support systems (OSS) products and services to the telecommunications industry

TEOCO

TEOCO

Delivers analytics, assurance, and optimization solutions to communication service providers