What the Global Mobile Telecoms Industry Is Planning In 2010-2011. Mobile Telecoms Industry Buyer Spend Activity

27 Oct 2010 • by Natalie Aster

London - In terms of ‘process review / restructure’ strategy, companies are trying to increase the efficiency of their business processes in an effort to increase competitiveness and reduce operational expenses. Some of the steps undertaken include installing new base stations, higher integration of processes, improving forward and backward compatibility and low power dissipation rates.

As far as ‘technology advancements’ are concerned, companies are focusing on new products and services such as wireless broadband and low end market solutions, mobile applications and multimedia solutions. An executive from a radio network operator company based in North America states: “My company is concentrating more on protecting the exiting modes of mobile media measurement and a hold on R&D into next generation technologies.” ‘Selective capital expenditure’ is another major strategy being implemented by industry respondents: Companies are focusing on undertaking capital expenditure for select categories in order to reduce operational costs and optimize resource utilization.

Exemplifying the key action, an executive from a telecommunication industry supplier operating in Asia Pacific states: “We undertake research in wireless data transmission for bringing out new products into the market.” ‘Outsourcing’ is considered another strategy to reduce operational expenditure and cost containment. An executive from a mobile service provider company operating in the Middle East states: “Our company has reduced the intake of the internal staffs and outsourced almost all major company functions to manpower consultancies.”

More information can be found in the report “What The Global Mobile Telecoms Industry Is Planning In 2010-2011: Procurement, Investment & Industry Trends Outlook” by iCD Research.

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What The Global Mobile Telecoms Industry Is Planning In 2010-2011: Procurement, Investment & Industry Trends Outlook

Published: February, 2010
Pages: 140
Price: USD 2,000

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By contrast, 24% of respondents from fixed network operators expect to spend between US$1 and US$10m, followed by another 24% who expect to spend US$500m or more. On the other hand, about 29% of respondents are not sure about their company’s annual procurement budget. 57% of respondents from other telecom providers expect to spend between US$250,000 and US$10m, followed by 13% of respondents between US$10 and US$50m. 28% of respondents are not sure about their company’s annual procurement budget.

A comparison of global procurement budgets by size of company revenue shows that in 2010, mobile telecom companies with a turnover in excess of US$1bn have budgets of US$500m or more available to them. This was expressed by around 34% of respondents. Companies that generate annual revenues of US$100m to US$1bn have procurement budgets in the range of US$10m to US$50m as expressed by 28% of respondents. Meanwhile, companies generating less than US$100m typically have up to US$250,000 as indicated by 26% of respondents. Another 26% of respondents mentioned that their procurement budgets were in the range of US$1m to US$10m.

The analysis of spend levels show that products and services that will see the greatest spend among smaller companies (turnover up to US$100m) are:

  • Base station technology and signal distribution,
  • Network planning and optimization,
  • Cables, wires and connectors,
  • Research and development.

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